MOTHERLOAD captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.
Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Motherhood was challenging, but to Liz hauling babies via car felt stifling. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.
Since its world premiere in May 2019, MOTHERLOAD has been on a Global Screening Tour featuring over 500 live and virtual venues.
Post Documentary, we will have a short panel Q and A to allow participants to ask Winnipeg Cargo Bike owners about their own experiences. After that we'll move outside to give participants an opportunity to try out a variety of cargo bikes.
3rd floor Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
|Children 12 & Under
|Children not requiring a seat