Director: Liz Canning
Available to watch April 5th – 7th, 2021
Post-show Zoom discussion at 7:00PM on Wednesday, April 7th
How to watch
Watch free films from the Spring Sustainability Series lineup and participate in virtual discussions from home!
To participate, please register for each event using the registration form below. An email will be delivered to you when the film becomes available to stream, containing a link to watch and a link to the Zoom discussion. All Zoom discussions will take place on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Registrants will have access to films in advance, though we recommend viewing the films on the day of the panel discussion.
Access information will be sent to those registered on Mondays prior to the Wednesday zoom panel. If you register after Monday morning on the week of the event, please note there may be a delay in receiving your registration access information. Access information will be sent daily at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to check your spam, clutter, or junk folder if you have not seen your registration email by 5:00.
*Registration for this event is now closed.*
About the film
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.
Panelists for Wednesday night’s Zoom discussion include:
Nick Tepe, Director, Athens Public Libraries
Bob West/Rob Delach, Athens Bicycle Club
Paola Sofia Munoz Gamboa, MA, Environment Studies, Ohio U
Liz Canning, filmmaker, Motherload
About the series
Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series.
In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty members, students and community members. The events will be virtual.
Following each film we invite audience members to join us for a virtual panel discussion hosted by faculty members, students and community members. Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films.
The series is possible thanks to the support of: Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OHIO Honors Program, Honors Tutorial College, Cutler Scholars, Office of Sustainability, Center for Campus & Community Engagement and others.