Kedi (U)


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From the archive

This film was last shown on 26 July 2017

Hundreds  of  thousands  of  cats  roam  the  metropolis  of Istanbul  freely.  For  thousands  of  years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild  nor  tame –and  they  bring  joy  and  purpose  to  those  people  they  choose  to  adopt.  In Istanbul,  cats  are  the  mirrors  to  the  people,  allowing  them  to  reflect  on  their  lives  in  ways nothing else could.

A beautiful documentary following the lives of 7 Istanbul street cats, observing a unique culture,  it’s residents and their unique connection to the animals.

A note from the director:
I grew up in Istanbul and I believe my childhood was infinitely less lonesome than it would have been if it werenʼt for cats - and I wouldnʼt be the person I am today. They were my friends and confidants and I missed their presence in all the other cities I ever lived in. This film is, in many ways, a love letter to those cats and the city, both of which are changing in ways that are unpredictable.


Ceyda Torun
Turkey, USA
79 mins


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