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.”

"When I was very young, I saw many things without comprehending them, very inhumane, very cruel… things you can’t forget… or accept… but I wasn’t afraid of death."
"Everyone spread out. The town next to ours was Christian. They waited for everyone to spread out, settle in, and start working; and then they started bombing the heart of the market. So just imagine what kind of bombing that was, what happened, that person whose leg blew off, the other, his head, another killed."
“There is no longer any sense of ethics, because of the war. […] People think that they’re allowed to do anything they wish… and that is simply not… permissible.”
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