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.”


“Honestly, I really can’t tell how many times we had to move. We would hardly stay in one place, and then we’d have to pack up again and go. That was the first round, then the second round, then the third round…”
     
   
“I had to call my brother who was living in Paris, to ask him to call up my family to check on them, and then call me back to let me know how they were doing.”
“Because, if you stay locked up at home, you don’t want to do anything anymore, because you’re afraid, that’s another kind of death and I’m not sure whether it’s better or worse […] how did we find that kind of courage? […] where did this endurance come from? […] Where did this resistance come from? […] How did we manage to overcome it all?”
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