Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun lived in Istanbul before moving overseas with her family. She never lost her fondness for the city or the cats, however, as her first feature documentary "Kedi," a mischievous, loving and philosophical film, shows.
Tombili, the cat who launched many memes, will soon have a statue in her honour. Istanbul's love for felines and the challenge of managing the population of street cats can be traced through Tombili's story as told below.
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