Little Roxie Sun, Sep 29, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Liz Canning
Producer:Liz Canning
Marilyn Delaure
Arleen McGlade
Liz McGregor
Erica Tanamachi
Year of Production:2019
Film Type:Feature
Topic:Activism/People Power
Eco Heroes
Sustainable Cities
SF Bay Area
Women's Leadership
Running Time:76 min.


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Expected Guest: Director Liz Canning


2019 Green Fire Award Finalist


Motherload is a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of our gas-powered, digital, and divided world, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. As Liz explores the burgeoning global movement to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the bicycle’s history and potential future as the ultimate “social revolutionizer.” Her experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, teach Liz that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice and there are few things more empowering, in an age of consumption, than the ability to create everything from what seems to be nothing.



Healthy Planet Series Sponsor:

Kaiser Permanente


Liz CanningLiz Canning's film work has screened internationally and won awards including a Sundance Special Jury Prize (American Blackout - editor/producer). She is a Brown University grad, lifelong bike commuter and former racer. Liz has run a film festival, pedaled 200 mountainous miles in a day, and birthed 7-pound twins, but Motherload and her electric-assist box bike are what excites her most these days. 

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