Last Friday, September 21st the Turkish Flagship Movie Club screened its first film, a documentary called Kedi, which depicts the many stray cats that live in Istanbul. Students and community members participated in the first event and enjoyed popcorn and soft drinks.
The film premiered at the Istanbul Independent Film festival on February 21st, 2016. The film received critical acclaim and grossed over $4 million. Thousands of street cats live in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, as they have for centuries. Some are wild and fend for themselves, while others are tamer and are cared for by people. Kedi depicts these cats, and includes many interviews of the people who interact with them. It focuses on seven of the cats, who are named Sarı, Duman, Bengü, Aslan Parçası, Gamsız, Psikopat, and Deniz.