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The Resource 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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

Label
Abacus : small enough to jail
Title
Abacus
Title remainder
small enough to jail
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Film director
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Intended audience
TV rating: Not rated
Language note
English dialogue; subtitles in English or Chinese
LC call number
KFN6131.5
LC item number
.F76 2017
PerformerNote
With: Thomas Sung, Jill Sung, Vera Sung, Heather Sung, David Lindorf, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Chanterelle Sung, Polly Greenberg
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • James, Steve
  • Sung, Thomas
  • Sung, Jill
  • Sung, Vera
Runtime
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abacus Federal Savings Bank
  • Trials (Fraud)
  • Financial institutions
  • Subprime mortgage loans
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Financial crises
Technique
live action
Label
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Widescreen
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289440538
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.)
Isbn
9781531702205
Lccn
995854739
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
kp 04/18
Other control number
841887033893
Other physical details
sound, color with 1 black and white sequence
Publisher number
FRN63418
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Widescreen
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky289440538
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.)
Isbn
9781531702205
Lccn
995854739
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
kp 04/18
Other control number
841887033893
Other physical details
sound, color with 1 black and white sequence
Publisher number
FRN63418
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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