Abacus : small enough to jail
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James, Steve, 1955- film director.
Mitten, Mark, film producer.
Goldman, Julie, film producer.
Bergmann, Tom, director of photography.
Farbrother, John, editor of moving image work.
Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017].
Edition
Widescreen edition.
ISBN
9781531702205, 1531702201
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017].
Format
DVD
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781531702205, 1531702201
UPC
841887033893

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
General Note
Widescreen.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Tom Bergmann ; editors, John Farbrother, David E. Simpson ; music, Joshua Abrams.
Description
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.
System Details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language
English and Chinese dialogue; subtitles in English or Chinese.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 2017 Documentary (Feature).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

James, S., Mitten, M., Goldman, J., Bergmann, T., Farbrother, J., Simpson, D. E., & Abrams, J. (2017). Abacus: small enough to jail (Widescreen edition.). PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Steve James et al.. 2017. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Steve James et al.. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail PBS Distribution, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

James, Steve, et al. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Widescreen edition., PBS Distribution, 2017.

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