Director Steve James on His New Film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Elysabeth Alfano

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Are truth and justice still the American Way? Documentary filmmaker, Steve James, joins me in Los Angeles to discuss his newest feature. Best known for his Academy Award nominated film, Hoop Dreams, and other films such as The Interrupters and Life Itself, James’ newest film is called, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. Over Steve’s surprise favorite snack, we dish on the movie which centers around The Sung Family’s David and Goliath tale in which they take on the District Attorney of New York City in hopes of saving face, their business, the New York Chinese community and their family name.  Grab some good take out and listen in to or watch my interview with director, Steve James.

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