|01.03. / Thursday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 5|
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years, they have 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.
Ceyda Torun is a director and producer born in Istanbul. She studied Anthropology at Boston University, returned to Istanbul to assist director Reha Erdem and then went to London to work alongside producer Chris Auty. She then returned to the US and together with cinematographer Charlie Wuppermann co-founded Termite Films. She has since directed her first feature documentary Kedi (2017).
Festivals & Awards:
Bermuda International Film Festival; Portland Film Festival 2017; Sleeping Giant Film Festival 2017; Palm Springs Intrnational Film Festival 2017; Bogotá Independent Film Festival 2017; Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2017
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