Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, The Venue

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

  • Steve James
  • 88 minutes
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, The Venue

Sponsored by New Leaf Business Services; Political Studies Department, Trent University

2016 Toronto International Film Festival, World Premiere, People's Choice Award runner-up

A Chinese-American family bank, under siege from the American government, in the wake of the banking crash of 2008.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the 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 – over the course of a five-year legal battle.