Cat owner – and the terminology that goes with it depends on where you happen to be in the world. For example, 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.
These cats sometimes have names, they often do. Often children play with the cats, and the cats bring out the child in adults. These cats are neither truly feral or truly tame – they’re some place in between.
Filmmaker Ceyda Torun has made a movie about these cats,KEDi, which is premiering at theaters around the country (a schedule can be found HERE). In Chicago, the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave., in Wrigleyville) presents KEDi various times and days, February 24 through March 2.
KEDi, the documentary by Torun, tells a story about the hundreds of thousands of cats who roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely; touching lives and essentially allowing them to reflect on themselves. It’s a kind of love story which features seven feline stars.