In this episode, John connects with award-winning documentary filmmaker Liz Canning

They discuss the origins of the MOTHERLOAD story, how it has evolved into a movement, and what she’s up to now. Hint: She was just nominated for an Emmy for her work on Episode 1 of Global Mosaic: “Could Empowering Girls Transform the World?”

Below is the MOTHERLOAD film trailer

Show Notes:

MOTHERLOAD captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.

Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Motherhood was challenging, but to Liz hauling babies via car felt stifling. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born.

Additional Helpful Links:

The MOTHERLOAD website:  http://motherloadmovie.com
Here is where you can rent the film:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/motherload
The Motherload Films site:  https://www.motherload-films.com – find out more about hiring Liz!

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

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Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021

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Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John