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.”


"We used to be afraid, of course, we used to be afraid but we couldn’t do anything. What matters is that all the families managed somehow, some left to the mountain, others left Lebanon… to some safe place without any problems. But unfortunately, Ain el Remmaneh was always shelled, it was on the demarcation line, and my home, my apartment… my apartment was what I just couldn’t leave behind."
     
   
Les leçons de la guerre : J’ai beaucoup appris de la guerre, tel que s’aimer l’un l’autre et aimer le Liban.
"There is no use to the war. A lot of innocent people died, I mean children, babies, mothers, people who had nothing to do with the war, people who were just going about their work, or schoolchildren. To me, the war was pointless."
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