Istanbul, Street Cats & Caring for the "Other": A Conversation with Kedi Director Ceyda Torun

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Spring 3-22-2021


In the context of the Spring 2021 Davies Forum, Making Sense of a Post-Western World: Interdisciplinary Tools, Global Perspectives, Ceyda Torun, director of Kedi, discusses the documentary about the street cats of Istanbul and people who care for them. The film offers a cat-centric perspective onto a mesmerizing city whose inhabitants, human and feline alike, find ways to live with the “Other” despite abundant challenges. In conversation with USF Professor Susana Kaiser, Torun shares the film’s cultural inspiration & aesthetics, and the creative process as an award-winning, first-time filmmaker.

Faculty: Nora Fisher Onar, International Studies, Susana Kaiser, Media Studies.


Audio transcript and event poster included.

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