Social media, with all its flaws, has achieved a noteworthy feat in our chaotic and bewildering world. It has elevated the standards for cat videos. Except the mental health benefits of having a cat, according to scentists watching cat videos on Yoututbe is also good for our health.
While artist Louis Wain revolutionized cat illustration in the 19th century, platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok have transformed the way we perceive our feline companions in the 21st century. They\’ve celebrated the eccentricities, comedic absurdity, and sometimes grumpy demeanor of cats. Simultaneously, there is a growing genre of documentary films that delve into the lives of cats and their interactions with humans. Some of these films even explore specific locales, similar to the splendid documentary \”Kedi,\” which spotlighted the street cats of Istanbul and their human companions.
The Cats Of Malta A Documentary About Cats
\”Titled \”Cats of Malta,\” this documentary aims to accomplish for Malta what \”Kedi\” did for Istanbul. It pays homage to these highly territorial creatures that roam the streets of ancient neighborhoods, with their history narrated through the voiceover of director Sarah Jayne. The cats are mostly disinterested in the human inhabitants unless they have pressing needs, like hunger or medical emergencies. Consequently, we hear firsthand accounts from compassionate individuals who stepped in to help these cute felines.
For instance, one tomcat lost a front leg due to an aggressive kick from a passing dog owner. Another person constructed a miniature cat village near a historic Knights Templar wall. This is a charming blend of antiquity and somewhat kitschy plastic cat shelters. Unfortunately, this cat village had to be dismantled due to developers\’ plans for the site. Many of these humans, willingly dedicate substantial portions of their free time to feeding the cats. They also engage in trapping efforts to neuter or spay the cats, thus helping control the feral population.
The majority of the featured individuals share how much the cats give back, like aiding people in reducing their heart rates and blood pressure through soothing cuddles. At times, there is a missionary zeal in the storytelling, which might bewilder those already devoted to feline admirers. Nevertheless, it\’s possible that the filmmakers are attempting to encourage less cat-friendly members of the audience to embrace more compassionate attitudes.
The documentary\’s tone and purpose can be a bit ambiguous at times, making it not quite as satisfying as spending an hour scrolling through cat memes. Nonetheless, it remains a heartwarming, endearing, and delightful watch. There\’s even a fantastic moment where a cat, confined in a cage for a vet visit, emits a meow that remarkably sounds like \”No! No!\”—a genuinely hilarious highlight.\”
Watch the full trailer on Youtube