Searching for freedom and connection in a gas-powered, digital and divided world.
MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.
Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.
Following a standing ovation for MOTHERLOAD at the League of American Bicyclists’ National Summit, the film will make its official world premiere in May 2019, and screen internationally at film festivals from spring through the fall. In October our documentary will be part of the Climate40 Mayoral Summit in Copenhagen. MOTHERLOAD will be released publicly and distributed in the form of community screening packages in November 2019. Pre-order community screening package(s) here.