Since the dawn of time, cats have always intrigued humans. Regardless of their size, we can watch a tabby stalk a fly, or a lion lie in wait for a gazelle with equal fascination. Perhaps their mystery and aloofness remind us that we, too, were once wild, uncivilized beasts.
We admire them for their grace and beauty, and are grateful when we earn their love and trust. Here are some great docs that celebrate everything we love about cats of all sizes.This delightful Turkish documentary gives us a cats’-eye view of what it’s like to be a footloose feline in Istanbul. The people who care for these feral kitties don’t attempt to own or control the independent creatures, they simply tend to their needs—as much as the cats will allow.
Among the featured cats is Psikopat, a black-and-white shorthair female who chases off both pit bulls and other female cats who get too close to her mild-mannered mate. The human caretaker of Bengü, a stubborn gray tabby with green eyes, tells us, “It’s said that cats are aware of God’s existence, but dogs are not. Dogs think people are Gods, but cats don’t. Cats know that peoples are middlemen to God’s will. They’re not ungrateful. They just know better.”
These street cats don’t just represent the free spirit of the Turkish people, but the shrinking presence of nature. In Istanbul, as in every modern city, nature is losing ground to ever-creeping civilization.As the opening narration tells us, “The cat embodies the indescribable chaos, the culture, and the uniqueness that is the essence of Istanbul. Without the cat, Istanbul would lose a part of its soul.
Source : https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/5-fascinating-cat-documentaries.html