Beverly Seckinger, a University of Arizona professor for the School of Theatre, Film and Television, produced and filmed her documentary, Hippie Family Values, focusing on the valued traditions and lifestyle of hippie elders. The documentary takes place at a communal ranch in rural New Mexico.
The film gives an intimate view and perspective into the way of life that members of the communal ranch have established. Seckinger became attracted to the idea about making a film when she performed for the community and was captivated by its charm in 2004.
In between teaching at UA, Seckinger worked in “two to three week spurts” over a 10-year period to produce footage for her documentary. She was persistent and dedicated to her research in portraying an accurate perspective of the hippie lifestyle and its founders.