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.”


"I used to listen to the radio, operated by batteries or electricity, whenever there was electricity, then I would make the sign of the cross, and talk off, and walk to work."
     
   
"The war means that one has to be alert all the time, from morning to evening, be attentive."
“I remember that the last war that was fought between the Army and the Lebanese Forces, we had to go by without meat and vegetables. Nothing was available. Everything was closed. And when Aoun decided to do the Liberation war, we became besieged, we couldn’t access anything, everything closed down… we only ate whatever we had at home.”
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