Summary: This award-winning, thoughtful, beautifully filmed documentary Kedi is about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely, dating back to the Ottoman Empire, peacefully co-existing with humans who learned long ago not to assume they are the masters in this situation. In Istanbul (the largest city in Turkey), cats are the mirrors to ourselves, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life from a spiritual and personal perspective, a therapeutic undercurrent. We see that these cats aren’t merely wondrous creatures, but that they enrich the whole city. They give the people around them a vision of another freer, wilder, more spontaneous form of life. This film received a high approval rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 106 reviews.
Preceded with a special showing of short film: Our Innate Connection with Animals (10 min.), Linda Bender interviewed by Regina Meredith