"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.

Director(s): Liz Canning
Script: Liz Canning, Denise Bostrom
Production: Liz Canning, Marilyn DeLaure, Arleen McGlade, Erica Tanamachi, Liz McGregor, Adam Smith
Actors: Ross Evans, Emily Finch, Brent Patterson, Stacy Bisker, Ole Kassow, Josef Bray-Ali, Dave Cohen
Year: 2019
Duration: 81 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Germany, Australia, United States, Nicaragua, Ghana, United Kingdom
Screening rights: Liz Canning ()
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Main topic(s): Mobility
Secondary topics: car bicycle public transportation cooperation
Mentions: bicycle cargobike transport community freedom adventure ecological
Topic Page(s): Mobility

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