MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary, made in Fairfax, that introduces the cargo bicycle as a vehicle for exploring parenthood in this digital age of climate change. The film will be outside, free of charge, for our wonderful community to enjoy!
Synopsis: As Marin filmmaker and new mother Liz Canning meets the people behind the push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she contemplates the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and discovers the history and potential future of the bicycle as the “ultimate social revolutionizer.” Conflict arises when characters in the film encounter cultural resistance—in particular, bikelash focused on women and mothers. MOTHERLOAD draws connections here to the struggle of cyclist Suffragettes and women’s seemingly endless fight for bodily autonomy.
Sponsored by Fairfax Recreation, XtraCycle and Sustainable Fairfax