Rent or Own- Many Bones, One Heart and support The All Souls Procession
Many Bones, One Heart is a documentary about the All Souls Procession by Leslie Ann Epperson of Small Wheel Films. Trailer below.
Honoring the Ancestors: Tucson Taiko and the Procession
Odaiko Sonora Japanese Taiko drumming & dance troupe has been an integral part of the Procession for a decade. Every year, they play the drums, dance, and sing behind the Urn. And in several years, they have been part of the Finale Ceremony. And in 2016 they are bringing a very special Ondeko performance to the Procession.
The Ancestors Project
Every year, people send in hundreds of photos of their beloved dead, and we create a video that we project onto buildings around the Finale Site. Director Adam Cooper-Terán talks about the Ancestors Project.
Voices of the Procession
The Procession is made of tens of thousands of stories. Here are a few.
Volunteer aerialist Jennifer Coughlan has been performing in the Procession for years. This year, she performs with stage 4 cancer. Her story is told here by Leslie Ann Epperson.
Restoration of Care: The Heart Behind the Scenes
Our tech crew offers their skills as a service to the community–behind the scenes, offering technical expertise and equipment to help create the ceremonial power of the Procession.
Finale Theme 2016: The Hunter & The Hunted
Every year, the Finale has a theme that explores death, life, and grief. Artistic Director Nadia Hagen discusses the 2016 theme.
All Souls Procession History
The All Souls Procession is a grassroots, donation-funded, volunteer-run celebration to honor our beloved dead. Over 100,000 people gather every November in Tucson, AZ to walk through the streets carrying photographs of loved ones, pulling altars and floats, playing instruments, wearing costumes, dancing, and singing. Shot and edited by Leslie Epperson.
TEDxTucson: Creating the Sacred in the Streets
Volunteer Coordinator, Melanie Cooley, presents at TEDxTucson on how the community creates sacred public space and transforms usual modes of interacting during the All Souls Procession.
All Souls Procession 2015 360 VR
Produced by the University of Arizona Journalism Department. This video can be viewed on your computer and you can scroll around 360 degrees or you can use a VR headset.
2014 Grand Finale
2013 Grand Finale
2013 Drone Reel
Exclusive footage captured via drone cinematography. Directed by Karel Moonen and shot by Birds Eye View.