Motherload Virtual Movie Screening + Discussion


July 9, 2020
(Virtual) Networking 6:00- 6:30pm | Movie 6:30 – 8:00pm | Discussion 8:00 – 9:00pm EST

Join APA-MA, MACP, MAPD, and YPT on July 9th for a virtual screening and discussion of Motherload with the filmmaker!

(Virtual) Networking 6-630/645
Movie 6:30 – 8
Discussion 8 – 9

The movie runs about 85 minutes. We will email a Vimeo link to participants the day before if you’d rather watch the movie Wednesday evening or earlier Thursday.

Searching for freedom and connection in a gas-powered, digital, and divided world. MOTHERLOAD is an award-winning crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. Learn more about the movie at

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.

Filmmaker Liz Canning will join Massachusetts planners and transportation advocates to discuss the film and how our role as planners, policy makers, and transportation professionals intersects with people's daily lives and the choices we all make as members of a community.

AICP Members: We have applied for 1 CM Credit.

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Please note, registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. We do have a wait list so please sign up even if all the tickets are reserved!

Please do not register unless you are positive you will be able to attend. If your plans change and you are unable to join us, please be sure to let us know you can no longer attend so that we can release tickets to the waiting list. Thank you!


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Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning


Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors