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.”


"Our neighbor, poor man, Abu Ali, he was killed by a bomb. We couldn’t find a body to be able to hold a funeral for him or anything. Poor man, we didn’t find the body."
     
   
"… During what was called the elimination war, which pitted Christians against each other, I really had a lot of worries. I was unable to reach my relatives… I was sickened by it all… and I left to live in France with my husband. I wanted my children to have another nationality. Today they are French and they have the choice and can choose where they want to live.” 
“We always had to flee from one place to the next, without necessarily knowing where we would spend the night, my mother always had a suitcase ready, with alcohol for hygiene, a set of clothes change, pajamas, medicine, our passports, etc., and especially drinking water.”
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