Motherload: Film Screening
November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is proud to screen MOTHERLOAD at our offices (38 Diamond Street, Portland) the first of a three part film series this winter. The film is FREE with a suggested donation of $5 to support our mission of improving biking and walking across the state of Maine. Join us to learn more about the cargo bike movement!