DVD - 2015 | Turkish
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" ... Showcases both the warm-hearted people of this ancient Turkish city and the seamless integration of its felines into everyday life."--Toronto Star.
" ... Steeped in charm and simple wisdom."--Leonard Maltinches
" ... An almost unadulterated pleasure."--Boston Globe.
Hundreds of thousands of 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, these animals 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.
Publisher: [Place of production not identified] : Termite Films, ©2015.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (79 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
video file, DVD video, region 0, rda
NTSC, rda
digital, optical, surround, stereo, Dolby, rda
4 3/4 in.


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lotuslori_8 Jan 22, 2018

A really enjoyable documentary about the cats of Istanbul which are just as much a part of the fabric of the city as the people who live there.

Ashlee_M Jan 18, 2018

Heart felt and amazing cinematography drew me to this film and I loved every minute of it.

Jan 13, 2018

Delightfully enjoyable Turkish documentary with English subtitles. Rated “CLO” (cat lovers only). All the cats featured appeared remarkably healthy and well looked after. Only minus to the documentary was there was no mention of attempting a desexing/neutering programme to help control the number of stray cats.

Jan 09, 2018

Makes me want to go to Istanbul

Jan 08, 2018

As a general rule, I’m not a fan of documentaries but this film is exceptional. The cats profiled and the people that take of them is extraordinary. Plus it was wonderful to see Istanbul again. I recognized many of the sites, now I want to go back. One thing that was omitted from the film, is Mohamed had a cat. This maybe one reason why the Turkish people tolerate and foster the cats.

Dec 27, 2017

As a retired servant to a cat, this film was a must see for me. Loved it all, as did Abby Tabby who was on my lap for the duration. This film was especially nice because it showed so many men who were head over heels in love with cats. Highly recommend!!

Dec 26, 2017

Profiles the cat culture of Istanbul, some of the cats and the humans that look after them. I would have liked to have heard from some of the people who do not look after the cats.

Dec 13, 2017

I have watched many documentaries, as it is my favorite genre, but this film was neither good nor bad. It had cute, light moments at time, but I never felt drawn into the film. I would recommend, but there are better movies out there. I'm sure fervent cat lovers will enjoy this more than I did.

Dec 12, 2017

If you like cats, this is a wonderful film to see. Very enjoyable. It's also an interesting and unique look at the city of Istanbul and some of it's people-and cats.

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