Saturday, June 17, 2017

KEDI at The Projector

My day to watch KEDI at The Projector has finally arrived. Tucked away in Golden Mile Tower, The Projector is a hidden gem (it's also one of my favorite spots in Singapore). "Kedi" means cat in Turkish.

At 4 PM-ish I bought my of pint of draft beer at the Intermission Bar (a cafe at the cinema) and promptly deposited myself into the Green Room. The show starts at 4:30 PM. I knew Kedi was sold out and it's VERY important I arrived sufficiently early to secure a "great" seat. It's a free-seating cinema. Awesome.

I fell in love the first minute the documentary started screening, my eyes welled up, I got a little emotional throughout. I swear I could see little hearts flying around the cinema from the seats of my fellow cat lovers. What a beautiful, beautiful story. The people of Istanbul truly love their stray kedi.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Duration: 79 |
Language: Turkish with English subtitles

I cat-napped this synopsis from The Projector: 
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. Critics and internet cats agree—this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.