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Poetry Unites

Poetry Unites consists of a series of five-minute films shown on TV, the Internet and in cinemas, in which a poetry lover speaks about his or her life in the context of presenting a favorite poem.

This project with a literary dimension reveals both similarities and differences between people. By offering intimate insights into the mind of another person, it contributes to mutual understanding among European citizens. The films bring together millions of people who would otherwise probably never have had contact with each other and therefore would never have seen how much they have in common.

Since 2006, the films have been broadcast on Polish Public TV TVP2 to millions of viewers.

In September 2008 the Evens Foundation launched the first nationwide Poetry Unites contest open to all school children in Poland.