Ordinary Cats Live Extraordinary Lives In Istanbul

A trailer for the documentary film Kedi shows the beauty of Istanbul through the eyes some of its smallest inhabitants, street cats.

Kedi, which is a feature film debut for director Ceyda Torun, tells the story of the hundreds of thousands of cats that can be seen on the streets of the Turkish capital.

The narrator of the movie explained that those cats are neither domestic, nor strays, instead they are an inseparable part of the city; they play a very particular role, creating a specific dynamic and atmosphere.

Charlie Wuppermann from Termite Films said that Torun grew up in Istanbul and was always very fond of the cats, but what really inspired her was the reaction of people outside Turkey.