New documentary looks back at R.I. credit union crisis

A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT Rhode Island’s credit union collapse 27 years ago will premiere at Bryant University this month. Pictured, from left, are former R.I. Attorney General Arlene Violet, one of the public officials featured in the film, and Cindy Elder, assistant director of Bryant’s Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership, where the documentary will be shown. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY
SMITHFIELD – A new documentary about the Rhode Island credit union crisis in 1991 is slated to premier Nov. 13 at Bryant University. The film, titled “Crisis of Confidence: The Rhode Island Credit Union Collapse,” looks back to Jan. 1, 1991, when then-Gov. Bruce Sundlun marked his first day in office by shutting down 45…

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