فيلم Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail is a movie starring Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, and Cyrus Vance Jr.. A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008...

Other Titles
Abacus. El banco que pagó la crisis, Abacus: Pequeno o Bastante Para Condenar, Banken som fick skulden, Banken som ble syndebukk
Running Time
1 hours 28 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Steve James
Actors
Cyrus Vance Jr., Hwei Lin Sung, Thomas Sung, Matt Taibbi
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

After the 2008 financial crisis that nearly destroyed the world economy, none of the American financial institutions faced prosecutions for their shady dealings that contributed to this debacle, except one. Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a small Chinese-American bank that catered to the neglected market of their community, was indicted on fraud charges and loan falsifications. As the bank disputed these accusations, many in the mainstream news media noticed that far larger competitors appeared to have committed similar misdeeds without legal consequence; likely because they were "too big to fail." This film explores the history of Abacus and its legal battle for survival against this hypocritical, and likely racist, application of the law that seemed to determined to punish them as a scapegoat for crimes that much larger felons deserve to face.

Comments about documentary «Abacus: Small Enough to Jail» (5)

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Mark

A must see for anyone who has ever been arrested, incarcerated or in jail. I think the best part of the film is the interviews with the people who have been in jail or prison. It is great to see how the people have come to terms with their situations. They are very open and honest with their stories. I would like to see a documentary on the people who are released from jail. They are often very honest and open with their stories. It is also great to see the reactions of the people to the film. I have seen many of these people in the media and it is great to see them react to this film. It is a great documentary to watch and to learn from. It is also great to see the people who have been released and what they have done with their lives.

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Willie Owens

I think the main reason why this movie has been so highly rated is that it really captures the spirit of the times and shows us that the system has failed the poor and the working class. There is no way the system could have been so cruel as to make people go to prison for things they didn't do. I think the movie is really great and a great addition to the documentary genre. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to know how the system really works and to anyone who wants to see how the system really works.

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Lori

I saw this film last night and was very impressed. I was very interested in the film and how it was made. I'm a very big fan of documentaries and I thought this film was very good. The film is about the rise and fall of a man who went to jail for his part in a gang. I thought the film was very well done and I think it's a very important film to watch.

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Jordan E.

I was a criminal justice major in college and had a friend who was a police officer in the mid-80s. He told me that this film is not just a documentary but a story about the people in the police department. I watched it and was impressed. I also liked the fact that the people interviewed had no connection to the criminal justice system. They were all very intelligent and articulate and they told their own stories. I also liked the fact that the film was made in the 1990s and that the police officers are still there. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to know more about the criminal justice system.

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Susan G.

This is a really great documentary about the history of the US of A and how we got to where we are today. It's a great story and I really enjoyed it. It was a very entertaining and fun documentary. The people who made this film are really great. They really gave a lot of thought to the subject matter and they did a great job of presenting it. The documentary was well made and it had a lot of information that was very interesting. I really enjoyed the film and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of the United States. It was a very interesting documentary and I really enjoyed it.