Episode 12: Fall Begins in Trona, California

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. This is the final episode in the series. It's been a remarkable year, so please check out the other films in the series. You can also read about the project and what's next on our blog: sparrowsongs.wordpress.com. All of the films are available for free on our website, thesparrowsongs.com.

Episode 12: Trona is a hardscrabble desert town 130 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Despite all the challenges the town faces, every fall brings the return of the one reliable source of pride.