DocScapes is a collaborative project of the Hanson Film Institute and the Center for Documentary initiative at the University of Arizona.  DocScapes events showcase significant films and filmmakers, bringing together students, faculty, local filmmakers and the wider community to explore the current documentary landscape.

The Hanson FilmTV Institute cultivates the art and business of film. The Institute works in partnership with the University of Arizona Film and Television program and in collaboration with diverse University of Arizona entities and local, national, and international organizations. The Institute produces educational programs, public events, and creative projects that provide educational and professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and filmmakers. The Institute contributes to the University’s land-grant mission by producing film events and films that address societal issues. The Institute places a special focus on filmmaking from under-represented communities.

The UA Center for Documentary initiative supports interdisciplinary research through catalyzing the development, production and exhibition of documentary films and interactive, web-based new media projects. With support from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, the fledgling Center has embarked on a pilot phase, working to establish an interdisciplinary graduate minor, presenting professional workshops for faculty and graduate students, and partnering with the Hanson Film Institute to launch the DocScapes public screening series.