Official Trailer for Turkish Cat Documentary ‘Kedi’

Turkish Cat Documentary

Oscilloscope has released a trailer for the documentary Kedi, which profiles some of Istanbul’s iconic street cats.

The film takes its name from the Turkish word for cat and centers on seven kitties: Sari the hustler, Bengü the lover, Psikopat the psycho, Deniz the social butterfly, Aslan Parçasi the hunter, Duman the gentleman and Gamin the player.

Directed by Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun, the film opens in select theaters February 10th, 2017, before expanding nationwide over the following weeks. Check out the official trailer and poster below.

Turkish Cat Documentary

“It is said cats are aware of God’s existence. While dogs think people are God, cats don’t. They just know better.”

Turkish Cat Documentary

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish 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, the cats of Istanbul 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.

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