Before joining the University of Arizona faculty in 1991, she worked as a freelance producer in Philadelphia, and spent four years in Morocco, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and later as a literacy researcher. Seckinger's diary/documentary Laramie Inside Out, an exploration of the ongoing reverberations in her hometown community of Matthew Shepard's 1998 murder, is licensed to American Public Television for broadcast on PBS affiliates. Her work has been screened at international festivals in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America, and at campus and community screenings across the US. Seckinger was the recipient of a Media Arts Fellowship for 2002 from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her new film, Hippie Family Values, profiles the lives of hippie elders in the southwest. The project was supported by an Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a Research Fellowship from the Hanson Arizona Film Institute, and a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.  

She is the founding director of the DocScapes Film Series, a collaborative project of the Center for Documentary initiative and the Hanson Film Institute at the University of Arizona.  She also created DocVisions, a community outreach program that teaches basic documentary skills to UA honors students from a wide variety of majors, who then mentor refugee and immigrant teens in media production.

Seckinger is a longtime member of Tucson-based band The Wayback Machine.

Films by Beverly Seckinger

Hippie Family Values

The founders of this back-to-the-land experiment are slowing down and facing declining health. Will the next generation be able to sustain the community?

Laramie Inside Out

An intimate chronicle of the community's response to this high-profile hate crime