About the Film


Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible 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 U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of 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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**WINNER** AUDIENCE AWARD
2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival Showcase

**WINNER** AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY
2017 Sarasota Film Festival

**WINNER** BEST EDITING: FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
2017 Ashland Independent Film Festival

RUNNER UP - GROLSCH PEOPLE'S CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD
2016 Toronto International Film Festival

BEST OF FEST
2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE
2016 Toronto International Film Festival

US PREMIERE
2016 New York Film Festival

EUROPEAN PREMIERE
2016 IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

ASIAN PREMIERE
2017 Hong Kong International Film Festival

SOUTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
2017 It's All True International Documentary Film Festival, Brazil