Soma Screening // Kedi (2016)

SOMA SCREENING // KEDI (2016)

Kedi is a 2016 Turkish documentary film directed by Ceyda Torun about the adventures of many stray cats that live in Istanbul.

KEDi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves. “Cats – tabbies, calicos, angoras, Norwegian forest cats; ginger cats, grey cats, black cats, white cats, black and white cats – all kinds of cats, roam the city, free, without a human master.

Some fend for themselves, scavenging from dumpsters, living in abandoned buildings, others are cared for by communities of people, pampered with the best cat food and given shelter for the cold months. Cats have been a part of the city for thousands of years, and so, everyone who grows up in Istanbul or lives in Istanbul has a story about a cat. Stories that are memorable; sometimes scary, sometimes spiritual, but always very personal.

Genre: Documentary
Directed By: Ceyda Torun
Runtime: 79 minutes

Screening starts at 8pm!

Where: Soma Art Cafe

13 February

Time: 8-10pm

Entry: FREE

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