FILM: KEDi

Showtimes: Sunday, July 16
4:00pm
7:30pm
$12 public | $10 members

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 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. Street cats are such a big part of the culture that when US president Barack Obama visited Istanbul, part of his tour included a stop at the Hagia Sophia to visit its famous cat, Gli. Cats are as integral to the identity of Istanbul as its monuments, the Bosporus, tea, raki and fish restaurants." Ceyda Torun

Director: Ceyda Torun

Produced by Ceyda Torun and Charlie Wuppermann

Starring Cats: SARI, BENGÜ, ASLAN PARÇASI, PSIKOPAT, DENIZ, GAMSIZ,and DUMAN

Release Date: 10 February 2017

Runtime: 79 min