Badna Naaref
 Badna Naaref (We Want to Know) is a call for dialogue about the country’s wartime experiences among different generations of people who live in Lebanon. Yet it is by no means just an invitation to engage in political diatribe. Instead, this website is a resource: it offers an explanation of this pilot project, an overview of the training sessions conducted with the students and instructors involved, a general profile of the participating schools and individuals, and summaries of interviews conducted by student participants. It also extends an invitation to visitors to use the information gathered for a variety of purposes. For instance, the material can be used to assist educators and activists interested in exploring alternative methods of conflict transformation. As well, it offers complete access to many of the testimonies—in their original form—for those interested in this information from a scientific, educational and even artistic perspective. In short, it is a compact website that appeals to a broad range of potential visitors; thus, it is addressed “to those who are concerned.”

“We used to play games where we’d provoke the snipers, which was stupid, but also exciting.”
“Now there are things that really get on my nerves, for example car jams because I spent so much time waiting at the checkpoints between Tripoli and Beirut… and I really don’t like fireworks. I lead a very normal life… but I think that I have a kind of stress that makes me… my character as someone more anxious than what normally should be.”
“[I was left with the] memory of fraternity between people... they all loved each other, fraternity between Muslims, Christians and Druze, there were no enemies, no one considered the other as their enemy,”
This website has been created with the assistance of the European Union and the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon. The content of this website can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Embassy of Switzerland.
© Badna Naaref, 2012 - Development: Multiframes