Anyone who has visited Istanbul will remember the many street cats and dogs roaming around the city. However, has anyone ever dared to study these cats?
Turkish native Ceyda Torun has taken the chance to study them, as she has produced a documentary – KEDi – with Charlie Wuppermann, featuring Istanbul’s street cats. According to the website:
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.
The documentary features 7 cats, named: Bengü, Deniz, Duman, Gamsiz, Psycho, Rat Catcher, and Yellow. Viewers will be able to follow these cats and watch the kinds of relationships they have with the people around the city of Istanbul.
Variety reported earlier this year that Oscilloscope Laboratories had obtained rights to the documentary. According to KEDi’s website, the documentary will be released in theatres on February 10, 2017 throughout the United States and Canada. Now, more people will be able to watch and appreciate the amazing bond between humans and animals!