Forest McClymonds

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CAF awarded Forest McClymonds (depicted in the photograph with Merlin) a grant for the short documentary film, Coming Closer: The Road to Sanctuary (working title). The film shares the following story: Inspired to rescue a discarded calf from a “livestock” auction in an attempt to rectify her previous support of the dairy industry, an activist named Meika connects with a local dairy farmer and forms an unexpected agreement that ultimately liberates twenty male calves from fates at the slaughterhouse and instead brings them to sanctuaries across the Pacific Northwest (USA) via a grassroots network of activists.

Forest received a Certificate in Photography and a Certificate in Video and Film Production from the University of Washington. To see Forest’s portfolio, please visit their website here. Forest is slated to complete all filming by Spring 2024, and will finish the final edit in Summer 2024.