Transformation Film

Transformation: The Life & Legacy
of Werner Erhard



"Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard" provides a look into who Werner Erhard really is and how his ideas have made a difference throughout the world. In 1971, in a hotel ballroom in San Francisco over 35 years ago, transformation burst on to the national stage. Werner Erhard and the est Training brought to the forefront the ideas of transformation, personal responsibility, accountability, and possibility.

Over the years, more than two million people from all walks of life and all kinds of backgrounds and educational experiences have brought about breakthroughs in their work and lives based on the work of Werner Erhard.

This documentary by two-time Emmy winner Robyn Symon offer viewers a rare insider view into the life and ideas of Werner Erhard and highlights his enormous contributions to the quality of people's lives, people's relationships, the business world, academia and society. The film had its world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and broke the box office record at the QUAD Cinema in New York during it's opening week.

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OWN the Film with exclusive DVD EXTRAS including:

  • Extended est Training Footage
  • Interviews with Werner Erhard

This rare footage can only be found on this DVD.



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Poster for Transformation:
The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard

This limited edition poster features Werner Erhard walking down a cobblestone street in Paris shot during the filming of the documentary Transformation. There are a limited number available, so order your collector's poster while supplies last!!


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What People Are Saying
About the Film:

The film was great.

"It redeemed or balanced the lopsided/negative reports about Werner's life via earlier media. Also, showed how pervasive his work is in the world, he seemed to be the "granddaddy" of transformation, with little credit given to him. I highly recommend."

It was Fascinating!

"My friends told me about est for years and I never did understand why they wouldn't leave me alone about it. After seeing your film and getting an in depth look at the man and what he cared about I now see what all the excitement was about – it was fascinating!"

Werner Erhard: An Extraordinry Leader.

"Werner Erhard is an extraordinary leader, who empowered people to take responsibility for their lives and the world around them. It was long past due for his story to be told and this documentary is a great representation of the history of the times and legacy of one of the true icons of our times."

Incredible Story and Brilliant DVD

"A brilliant documentary on an amazing guy whose work has made a huge difference in the lives of many many people." Roger T. G. Patterson (Amazon Reviewer)


An interesting and balanced look at the man behind the western 'personal transformation' movement. Werner Erhard created EST, which later spawned Landmark Education, a program that has been the foundation and inspiration for many of the world's most transformative organizations and thinkers. This film provides an insightful look into the man, the history, the technology, the psychology and the controversy behind the movement that many have viewed with only limited perspective. Highly recommend. SteveE (Amazon Reviewer)

5 stars to acknowledge what Werner's humanity and commitment contributed to the world

I gave 5 stars to acknowledge what Werner's humanity and commitment contributed to the world. When I think of him, I am moved to tears--not because of a fawning cult figure adoration. Like myself, I am aware of his many human flaws and failures. I am moved to tears because when I remember Werner Erhard, I remember who I am.

I remember how I hated my mother and father and had little contact with them for 12 years. After doing the est Training & The 6-Day Course, I began getting to know them for the first time. As a result, my father ended up being the "best man" at my wedding 25 years ago. How do you thank a person for something like that?
Chuck (Amazon Reviewer)

A balanced and welcomed documentary about a decent hard working guy who is committed to making a difference for others

Up close interviews of Werner Erhard (then and now) show a person who really just enjoys what he does (working on the subject of human potential and effectiveness and "making a difference" for others) and who visibly cares about all people. (IMDB Review)

This documentary gives you the building block technology of transformation, the ideas and methods that have retooled modern western business and quantum learning.

The bonus material includes shockingly candid scenes straight from est. You can see the technology in action. You can watch how Werner separates a participant from their story, an identity that had been holding them prisoner. This video teaches you how to use your mind for a change that will give you completion of your past so that you are present and responsible for yourself in a new way. (Ben Mack)

This film answered all my questions.

"This was a tremendous film that evoked an era for me and completed so many of the questions that I had regarding Werner Erhard and whatever happened to both him and the est Training. All of the mystery, that I was left with for decades from the press, was answered in moving, up-close and personal interviews with his family." (David F.)


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