PortBUG: A New ‘Motherload’ Screening in May!


Motherload – the movie!

Middle Ground Motherhood (MGM) are planning a screening of the acclaimed cargo-bike movie ‘Motherload’ on Sunday, 29th May.

Motherload is an inspiring, feature-length movie documenting one woman’s (& her family’s) discovery of the cargo-biking world & the joy & empowerment that cargo-bike use can bring to everyday life! 

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.

Filmmaker 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.

Since its world premiere in May 2019, MOTHERLOAD has been on a Global Screening Tour featuring over 500 live and virtual venues.

The film also delves into an intriguing Adelaide ‘cargo-bike connection’! So, if you are interested in:

  • mobility without a car
  • finding a more sustainable (& empowering) means of everyday transport…

…come & see the film! A display of cargo bikes used here in Adelaide & available from a local retailer is planned, as well as activities for kids. Maybe even live music!

The event is subject to successful funding via Pozible with $2000 required (currently $769 raised). Individual tickets are $18 with parental & family discounts available. If you’d like to attend you can reserve tickets (& pledge support) here.

More detailed information about the event here & you can also watch the Motherload trailer

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