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.”


"What is war? War opens a wound in your life; it’s no joke, I mean, you keep remembering how much you suffered, the people who came and were gone, what you missed."
     
   
"For example, I would say, why are these fighting us, they’re Lebanese, and so are we, and why are we fighting them. They’d put it in your head that a person, if he’s Christian, not from your religion, was going to kill you"
"War is always…always bad, what happened was just a waste of time and the loss of friends… my colleagues left Lebanon… Lebanon lost many educated and talented people who left… You can tell; so many professors, scientists living abroad, in the US, in Europe, and they are all Lebanese. Why is that? The war destroyed Lebanon and drained its brain power.”
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