– Marc Gafni’s friends, collaborators, and colleagues speak out for the sake of restoring integrity. This statement by Documentary Filmmaker William Gazecki on Respect and why this kind of thinking is in his blood was first posted as a comment to the Center for Integral Wisdom statement on centerforintegralwisdom.org. You can read the statement below or listen to the audio. –

I am an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker, and have become very familiar with Marc and his pioneering work in human development. When initially connected with his work, my very first response was, “I’m in…this kind of thinking is in my blood”.

Everything I have seen and heard from Marc is theoretical and philosophical material that I not only have great respect for, but it is material I believe can and will impact humankind in a positive and simultaneously very much needed direction.

As a credentialed and experienced documentary filmmaker, it’s my job – and an outcome of my career experience – to know bullshit when I see it. I am no friend to deception, obfuscation or shallowness. Marc’s ideas are credible, very well-conceived and articulate. He is low on the dogma and high on effective concepts for elevation of one’s self-esteem, skills and abilities, and the reasons to pursue and achieve through same.

What I noticed quickly in my direct encounters with Marc, and in a very unambiguous manner, is that Marc does not tolerate malfeasance. It’s been crystal clear to me that he is a man who is willing to fight for integrity, and to put his you-know-what on the line in order to do so.

Marc Gafni has my respect.

William Gazecki