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Club Screening- Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail


Jill Sung
CEO, Abacus Federal Savings Bank


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:45pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – Introduction & Screening

The financial crash of 2008 and the multibillion-dollar government bailouts of Wall Street behemoths had lasting consequences for America and the rest of the world, including Hong Kong. Yet only a single U.S. bank was prosecuted in the wake of the crisis: Abacus Federal Savings, a community bank in New York’s Chinatown run by the Sung family. This documentary, which was an Academy Award nominee in 2018, is an eye-opening portrait of their five-year legal battle to defend themselves and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community.




Speaker: Jill Sung,CEO, Abacus Federal Savings Bank

Human Rights Press Awards


The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 24th annual awards were announced on May 6, 2020. See the winners here.