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

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

Label
Abacus : small enough to jail
Title
Abacus
Title remainder
small enough to jail
Statement of responsibility
a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs ; directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a
Title variation
Abacus
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film distributor
Interviewee
Production company
Publisher
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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TEFMT
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videorecording
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Frontline (Television program)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Tom Bergmann ; editors, John Farbrother, David E. Simpson ; music, Joshua Abrams
Date time place
Originally broadcast by PBS Sept. 12, 2017
Dewey number
345.7470268
Language note
In English and Chinese with optional subtitles in English or Chinese
LC call number
HV6770.N7
LC item number
A233 2017
PerformerNote
With: Thomas Sung, Jill Sung, Vera Sung, Heather Sung, David Lindorf, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Chanterelle Sung, Polly Greenberg
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  • 1955-
  • 1958-
  • 1935-
  • 1968-
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  • James, Steve
  • Mitten, Mark
  • Goldman, Julie
  • Sung, Thomas
  • Sung, Jill
  • Sung, Vera
  • Bergmann, Tom
  • Farbrother, John
  • Simpson, David E.
  • Abrams, Josh
  • Mitten Media
  • Motto Pictures
  • Kartemquin Films
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • Independent Television Service
  • Blue Ice Docs
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
90
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  • Abacus Federal Savings Bank
  • Subprime mortgage loans
  • Mortgage loans
  • Commercial crimes
  • Fraud
  • Trials (Fraud)
  • Financial institutions
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Chinese Americans
Technique
live action
Label
Abacus : small enough to jail, a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs ; directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a
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  • "SDH subtitles (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same function as closed captions"--Container
  • Program content: ©2016
  • Widescreen
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995854739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781531702205
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887033893
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
FRN63418
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781531702205
  • (OCoLC)995854739
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Abacus : small enough to jail, a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs ; directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a
Link
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • "SDH subtitles (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same function as closed captions"--Container
  • Program content: ©2016
  • Widescreen
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995854739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781531702205
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887033893
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
FRN63418
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781531702205
  • (OCoLC)995854739
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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