Motherload Film Screening: can cargo bikes work for us?

08aug6:30 pm9:30 pmMotherload Film Screening: can cargo bikes work for us?FEL presents a screening of the award-winning doc Motherload, to welcome the UCI Championships to Stirling & celebrate all kinds of cycling OrganiserForth Environment LinkMade in Stirling, 44 King Street, Stirling, FK8 1AY6:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeFamily Friendly,Transport & Infrastructure

Event Details

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.

The screening is family friendly and free. Speakers will give their experience of using cargo bikes in Stirling, and we will have a discussion following the film. Cakes and popcorn provided!



(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+00:00)