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Uniform Title Frontline (Television program). Season 34 / Episode 17. Abacus.
Title Abacus [videorecording]: small enough to jail / directed by Steve James ; produced by Mark Mitten, p.g.a, Julie Goldman, p.g.a. ; a Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/Frontline and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Docs.

Publication Info. [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2017]
[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    364.168 ABA    Available
Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
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Series Frontline
Frontline (Television program)
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language In English and Chinese with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Mandarin.
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.
Performer With: Thomas Sung, Jill Sung, Vera Sung, Heather Sung, David Lindorf, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Chanterelle Sung, Polly Greenberg.
Credits Director of photography, Tom Bergmann ; editors, John Farbrother, David E. Simpson ; music, Joshua Abrams.
Event Originally broadcast on the PBS series Frontline, Sept. 12, 2017.
Note Program content: ©2016.
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.
Contents Opening -- Introducing Mr. Sung -- Sung family dinner -- An attack on Chinatown -- The trial begins -- Big banks bailed out -- 2003 bank run -- Borrowers testify -- Gift letters -- Fannie Mae testifies -- Final week of trial -- Jury deliberations -- The verdict.
Subject Abacus Federal Savings Bank -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Subprime mortgage loans -- Corrupt practices -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Mortgage loans -- Corrupt practices -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Commercial crimes -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Fraud -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Trials (Fraud) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Financial institutions -- Law and legislation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Criminal provisions.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Chinese Americans -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author James, Steve, 1955- television director.
Mitten, Mark, 1958- television producer.
Goldman, Julie, television producer.
Sung, Thomas, 1935- interviewee.
Sung, Jill, interviewee.
Sung, Vera, interviewee.
Bergmann, Tom, director of photography.
Farbrother, John, 1968- editor of moving image work.
Simpson, David E., editor of moving image work.
Abrams, Josh, composer (expression)
Mitten Media, production company.
Motto Pictures, production company.
Kartemquin Films, production company.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Independent Television Service.
Blue Ice Docs, production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Contained in (work): Frontline (Television program)
ISBN 9781531702205
Standard No. 841887033893
00841887033893 gtin-14
Music No. FRN63418 PBS

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