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Program Note Filmmaker Liz CANNING witnesses a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. As she meets cargo bike inventors, riders and advocates all over the world, she discovers the history, and potential future, of the bicycle as the “ultimate social revolutionizer.” When characters in the film encounter cultural resistance—in particular, bikelash focused on women and mothers—, Motherload draws connections to the struggle of cyclist Suffragettes and women's seemingly endless fight for bodily autonomy.
Emma Davie is an award-winning filmmaker and story consultant. She teaches documentary film at Edinburgh College of Art. Previous feature documentaries: BECOMING ANIMAL(2018), I AM BREATHING (2013).
Director Liz CANNING
Country USA
Year 2019
Running Time 87min
Genre Documentary
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