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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail


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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

The saga of the immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings, which serves clients in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Incredibly, Abacus was the only US bank to face criminal charges after the 2008 financial crisis. From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself), this prizewinning documentary asks what the purpose of a bank should be—especially in an immigrant community—and whether the prosecution of this small financial institution has much larger implications for the role of banks in our society.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Global Watch 2018: Crisis & Social Action series.

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