Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
2018 Best Documentary Oscar Nominee

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Tian

You can still get justice in America, but it will cost you 10 million dollars...

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John

A true David and Goliath Story. Nice to see justice served for once.

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Olivia

It’s hard not to feel desperately sorry for this sweet Chinese-American family as they spend 5 years defending their business and their associated reputation in court. Of course it’s more than a business or legal story...there are questions raised that are hard to answer around the role race ...Read more

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