Motherload Screening

Saturday, November 9, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
STO STO 131 Stokes Auditorium
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Hartman, Eric M
Office of the Provost

 Join us for an overview of the proposed Mainline Greenway and a FREE community screening of the "MOTHERLOAD" film on Saturday, November 9th at Haverford College!

Gather your family, friends and neighbors, strap on your helmets and bike over to Haverford College for this special Mainline-area screening! The fun begins at 2pm with Open House Social, where attendees can mingle & learn more about the vision for a bicycle Greenway connecting the spine of the Mainline via a network of low-stress neighborhood streets. At 3pm following the social, attendees will enjoy the screening of this inspirational documentary.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE event; however, tickets are required for entry! Click the Eventbrite ticket link to score your free tickets!

Movie Trailer:

About the film:
MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary in which the cargo bicycle becomes a vehicle for exploring motherhood in this digital age of climate change. The film follows director and new mother Liz Canning on her quest to understand the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and how cargo bikes offer a solution. As Liz meets the people behind this push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the history and potential future of the bicycle as the “ultimate social revolutionizer.” Conflict arises when characters encounter cultural resistance, in particular bikelash focused on women and mothers. MOTHERLOAD draws connections here to the struggle of cyclist Suffragettes and to women's seemingly endless fight for bodily autonomy. Ultimately, Liz's experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, teach her that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice, and that 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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