Rated To Be Announced ~ Runs 81 minutes
Dir.: Liz Canning, 2019
Presented by The Mayor’s Task Force on Active Transportation.
Jan 12 @ 2 p.m., free admission
The City of Charlottetown Mayor’s Taskforce on Active Transportation invites the public to attend a free screening of MOTHERLOAD, 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. MOTHERLOAD Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but Canning felt like it took the freedom and adventure out of life. 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.