Abacus wins the ABA Silver Gavel Award

Academy Award®-nominated Abacus: Small Enough to Jail was announced today as the recipient of the 2018 American Bar Association Award for Media and the Arts in the television category! The Silver Gavel Awards are intended to "recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public's understanding of law and the legal system." Read the ABA's official press release here.

Since its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Abacus has earned a Peabody Award nomination, three Critics' Choice Documentary Awards nominations –– winning Best Documentary – as well as a nomination for Steve James by the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directing. The film also earned the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival and Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

Praise for Abacus:
"A classic underdog tale"The New York Times

"A potent examination"Los Angeles Times

"A stunning David-and-Goliath epic"Film Journal International

"One of the great documentaries of recent years" - Movie City News

Abacus is now available to watch on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix and for purchase on DVD.

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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.