For thousands of years, cats have lived alongside humans in Istanbul—occasionally as pets, but more often as independent fellow denizens of the ancient port city. Part wildlife film and part urban ethnography, Kedi explores the lives of seven street cats with sumptuous cat’s-eye-view cinematography. The captivating felines provide much appreciated pest control for the city of course, but their connection to the city and the people who live there goes far deeper than that. Claiming no owners, they live between two worlds and bring joy and purpose to those humans they choose to adopt.
In Turkish, with English subtitles.
Co-presented by Annex Cat Rescue, KittyCat Con 2017, Toronto Cat Rescue and Turkish Society of Canada.