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MOTHERLOAD

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MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary about our cultural shift toward isolation and disconnection, what this means for the future of the planet, and how life on a cargo bike could be an antidote. Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. 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. As Liz meets cargo bike inventors, riders and advocates all over the world, she contemplates the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA. 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. Liz’s experiences as a cyclist, a mother, and in the making of MOTHERLOAD, reveal 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.

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Sport : VĂ©lo
Genre : EnquĂŞte, Famille, FĂ©minisme, Portrait
Langue : Anglais
Sous-titres disponibles : Anglais, Espagnol, Français
Plateforme : Vimeo
Prix du documentaire : 6.53 €
Durée : 86 minutes

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