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A compelling documentary film, Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard premiered at the Palm Beach film festival to a Standing Room Only crowd and went on to break the box office records during its opening week at the Quad Cinema in New York.

The documentary gives the viewer a glimpse of who Werner Erhard really is, the revolutionary nature of his ideas and the difference his critical thinking has made throughout the world. It highlights the enormous contributions his ideas have made to the quality of people’s lives, people’s relationships, the business world, and society itself.

Werner Erhard speaks candidly about the early days of est and the ideas that underpin his work in exclusive interviews with filmmaker Robyn Symon.

Insightful and rare footage allows you to step inside the est Training, and hear provocative interviews with academics, celebrities and family members. Experts speak about the world-wide phenomenon that Werner Erhard initiated with his thought provoking and inventive approach to “transformation”.

The documentary digs deep into Werner Erhard’s programs and ground-breaking work. Viewers will learn how Werner’s ideas have permeated the very fabric of society – in our day-to-day language, advertising campaigns and in personal growth, development and leadership seminars around the world. It offers a rare look at the transformational nature of Werner Erhard’s ideas and how they have made an impact on people’s lives throughout the world.

The film, acquired by Screen Media Films has screened all over the world and is now available on DVD. Two-time Emmy award winner Robyn Symon offer viewers a rare inside view into the life and ideas of Werner Erhard.

In April 2016, Jonathan D. Moreno hosted the first annual Bioethics Film Festival at the University of Pennsylvania. The festival featured “Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard” and was followed by an in depth conversation between Jonathan D. Moreno and Werner Erhard. (note: Jonathan D. Moreno is one of thirteen Penn Integrates Knowledge university professors. He is also Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy. In 2008-09 he served as a member of President Barack Obama’s transition team.)