Directed by Jeff Adachi, Jim Choi
Adachi is a national leader in the fight against racial bias in the judicial system. As one of the country’s few elected chief public defenders, he is an advocate for cities to provide legal counsel for undocumented immigrants facing deportation under current federal executive orders. Jeff’s films THE SLANTED SCREEN, THE JACK SOO STORY, AMERICA NEEDS A RACIAL FACIAL and DEFENDER explore questions of ethnic diversity, race relations, cultural traditions.
Executive Producer: Amit Nagpal
Directors: Jeff Adachi , Jim Choi
Producers: Jeff Adachi
Consulting Producers: Stephen Gong, Donald Young
Graphics & Design: Sean Dana
Producers Rep: Corey Tong
Steve James / Special Presentation / USA / 2016 / 88 minsFrom acclaimed director, Steve James (HOOP DREAMS, THE INTERRUPTERS, LIFE ITSELF), 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.
Preceded by: The Ride