Liz Canning, an active new mother, explores the cargo bicycle movement as a way to decrease carbon emissions while engaging the whole family and local community in exercise. Eager to learn more, Liz meets fellow mothers and cyclists who are trading in their cars for purpose-built bikes. However, the cargo bike movement has its share of controversy in the form of “bikelash”; public outrage towards the women and mothers that chose this alternative mode of transportation for themselves and their families. From cycling Suffragettes to the modern gas driven world, Motherload explores the bicycle’s potential to change the world.
The Napa Valley Film Festival is presented by Cinema Napa Valley, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2009 and headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley’s mission is to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class film festival and year-round education and outreach programs.