Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oscar Project 2018: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Movie: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

This documentary tells the story of the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the 2008 mortgage crisis - a small family bank headquartered in Chinatown. It does a great job of explaining what actually happened with the mortgages while interrogating the role that race played in the prosecution and showing the fascinating family dynamics of the family that founded the bank. I came away from it without being QUITE convinced that they were totally innocent, but this did completely convince me that it was unfair that they were the only ones indicted.

Availability: Streaming on Amazon Prime.

Nominated In:
Documentary (Feature): Sure. This was informative while telling a good story,

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