Nexflix’s powerful new drama Burning Sands tackles the world hazing in African American fraternities and sororities. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, takes you through the unspoken journey into Greek life.
Burning Sands tells the story of fraternity pledging through the eyes of Zurich (Trevor Jackson), who tries to survive “Hell Week” but is torn between honoring the code of silence or standing up against the violence and humiliation he faces during his initiation. The film takes a deeper look into the classic tale of the “rites of passage” and the sacrifices of brotherhood.
Directed and co-written by Gerard McMurray, who also produced Fruitvale Station and a member of Omega Psi Phi, Burning Sands also stars Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton and Moonlights Trevante Rhodes.
Burning Sands arrives on Netflix on March 10th but check out the exclusive trailer below!
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