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.”


"The war affected me a lot… we didn’t feel a thing then, we would run, come and go… but afterwards, now, after the events, it’s all becoming physically visible."
     
   
"I remember, my father used to make 200 [Lebanese] pounds. You had to pay 40 pounds for a gas tank, that’s if you found one..."
“Every night, I would hear them. On the radio, they would say that the situation was calm, and that there were only a few skirmishes on the frontline… but these skirmishes were home to me… two steps away from my bed where I was trying to get some sleep.”
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