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APDC is excited to partner with PBS Distribution to present ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail in San Francisco. A big hit at this year’s 2017 CAAM Festival, The documentary tells the injustice that the Sung Family—Chinese immigrants and owners of Abacus Federal Savings, a small community bank located in New York’s Chinatown –had to endure. 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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Friday, 6/9

Q&A with the Sung Family after the 7:10pm screening


Saturday, 6/10

Q&A with the Sung Family after the 4:50pm show

Q&A with director Steve James after the 7:10pm show