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The Qatar Animal Welfare Society (QAWS) will be hosting an open shelter day next week to try to find homes for its animals as it prepares for eviction.

The stray animal shelter has already stopped accepting new animals and is trying to wind down operations as it loses its lease at the end of May.

As an added way to support the shelter, Neenu’s Cakery is offering “Qup Qakes 4 QAWS” – contributing proceeds from sales to the animal welfare society.


A new exhibit goes on display tonight at Al Riwaq Doha Exhibition Hall of “Moving Postcards” put together by student filmmakers from Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar.

The interactive installation is based on VCUQ’s Moving Postcards Project, which aims to document life in Doha through “a developing collection of video fragments” in partnership with the Doha Film Institute.

Simone Muscolino, the project’s leader and a professor at VCUQ, explains:

[It] is part of my research project aiming to create an innovative video documentation of Doha through fragments. It’s a work in progress and it will grow up in the next weeks/months.

So far it features the work of my students, but it is conceived to host the (good) work of interested videomakers working with similar technique.

A small opening reception will take place this evening (Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012) from 6-8pm. The exhibit will remain open for the duration of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, which ends on November 24.

Plus check out to browse the full collection.

The video over the top is Toe Torch, by Noor Al Thani. Here are a couple more of our favorites:

Lemon Mint by Maryam Al-Meraikhi

Dough boy by Amani Abbara

What’s your favorite?