Windows to Participation, Doors to Peace
From 2013 to 2015, Sustainable Democracy Centre (SDC) carried out the project ‘Windows to Participation, Doors to Peace’ consisting of two components. (1) Cinebus: a series of documentary screenings about events and people’s perceptions of the civil war and (2) The Maze: An interactive exhibition of various collected perspectives and testimonies about the civil war between 2010 and 2013. The exhibition took place in many neighbourhoods across the country (Jounieh, Barouk, Baysariyeh, Dhour Shweir, Ehden, Chweifet, Aley and Hemana) as well as in universities such as the American University of Beirut. The exhibition was organized by the youth clubs with SDC’s support and targeted the general public through local schools, municipalities and local cultural events. Many more testimonies and dialogues stemmed out of the exhibition, later transcribed by SDC and used to prompt a 3-day dialogue and discussion session on memorialization and transitional justice in Lebanon. SDC produced a publication comprehensively presenting these transcriptions.