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Abacus : small enough to jail / directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs.

Format Video (DVD)
Distribution Info [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with 1 black and white sequence ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorJames, Steve, 1955- film director.
Other author/creatorMitten, Mark, 1958- film producer.
Other author/creatorGoldman, Julie, film producer.
Other author/creatorSung, Thomas, 1935- interviewee.
Other author/creatorSung, Jill, interviewee.
Other author/creatorSung, Vera, interviewee.
Other author/creatorBergmann, Tom, director of photography.
Other author/creatorFarbrother, John, 1968- editor of moving image work.
Other author/creatorSimpson, David E., editor of moving image work.
Other author/creatorAbrams, Josh, composer (expression)
Other author/creatorMitten Media, production company.
Other author/creatorMotto Pictures production company.
Other author/creatorKartemquin Films production company.
Other author/creatorWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) broadcaster.
Other author/creatorIndependent Television Service, broadcaster.
Other author/creatorBlue Ice Docs, production company.
Other author/creatorPBS Distribution (Firm) film distributor.
Uniform titleFrontline (Television program) Abacus.
Abstract Acclaimed director Steve James tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves, and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community, over the course of a five-year legal battle.
General noteWidescreen.
CreditsDirector of photography, Tom Bergmann ; editors, John Farbrother, David E. Simpson ; music, Joshua Abrams.
Performer With: Thomas Sung, Jill Sung, Vera Sung, Heather Sung, David Lindorf, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Chanterelle Sung, Polly Greenberg.
Date/time/place of a event noteOriginally broadcast by PBS Sept. 12, 2017.
Technical detailsDVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
LanguageEnglish and Chinese dialogue; subtitles in English or Chinese.
Genre/formDocumentary television programs.
Genre/formNonfiction television programs.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
UPC 841887033893
Publisher numberFRN63418 PBS Distribution
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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