Sparrow Songs is a project in which filmmaker Alex Jablonski and cinematographer Michael Totten make and exhibit one short documentary per month, every month for one year.
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During this recession we've heard a lot of numbers: Unemployment numbers, recovery numbers, sales numbers. None of this gets to the actual reality of being out of work or living with serious financial uncertainty.
We set up a backdrop at a Walgreen's in Echo Park, Los Angeles and spoke at length with the people who passed by. All footage and interviews were then shot within the zip code of 90026.