Vera Sung (left), Jill Sung and their father, Thomas Sung, in the safety deposit box area of Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York's Chinatown. A documentary about their legal battle against the US government is in the running for an Oscar. Photo: Sean Lyness, courtesy Kartemquin Films.

Oscar nomination delights maker of Chinatown bank documentary, who’s proud of a film that ‘people really love’

Documentary filmmaker Steve James, often passed over for Academy Awards, feels great about nomination of Abacus: Small Enough to Fail, story of the only bank indicted in US after 2008 financial crisis and owners’ fight to clear their name

Topic |   American films

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Vera Sung (left), Jill Sung and their father, Thomas Sung, in the safety deposit box area of Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York's Chinatown. A documentary about their legal battle against the US government is in the running for an Oscar. Photo: Sean Lyness, courtesy Kartemquin Films.
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