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PURE NONFICTION Ep. 49: Steve James From Hoop Dreams to Abacus

New York’s Chinatown is the backdrop for Steve James’ latest documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Apr 27, 2017

In Part 1 of this episode, Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers talks to James about his breakthrough film Hoop Dreams and the development of his career that included a stint directing fiction films.

In Part 2, Powers interviews three of the key figures in Abacus – the sisters Jill, Vera and Chanterelle Sung. They discuss what it was like being filmed by James during this tense period of their lives.

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