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.”


"During the periods of rest, when the war would quiet down, you could manage your way, but really just manage it, through the barricades."
     
   
"So we had to, what could we do. We would take a carton box, and pull it from one place to another, to get the bread to the other side. The street between us and the bakery was about 16 meters wide, and we couldn’t cross it; we would have to get… what do you call it… a trunk… and haul it from once side to the other, and drag the bread to the other side."
"We used to get accurate news, meaning those who were fighting for instance, they would give news, which would be accurate."
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