James & Thomas Pickering

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Thomas and James Pickering are UK-based, award-winning filmmakers. Their newest project, for which CAF gave a grant, is a feature-length documentary: I Could Never Go Vegan, directed by Thomas. (See the trailer here.) As the title suggests, this statement has been made by many a meat-eater and heard by many a vegan. The documentary aims to explore why people are reluctant to change and why even the most hardcore omnivore can find themselves adopting a plant-based diet. Featuring interviews with leading medical doctors, athletes, psychologists, animal rights activists, and vegans from all walks of life, I Could Never Go Vegan will address how soon-to-be, newly minted, and long-time vegans can respond to critiques about veganism as a viable and healthy lifestyle. This grant was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Thomas and James both operate out of Sheffield in the U.K.