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Burning Sands (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama | 10 March 2017 (USA)
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Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Director:

Gerard McMurray

Writers:

Christine T. Berg (as Christine Berg), Gerard McMurray
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Credited cast:
Trevor Jackson ... Zurich
Tosin Cole ... Frank
DeRon Horton ... Square
Alfre Woodard ... Professor Hughes
Steve Harris ... Dean Richardson
Trevante Rhodes ... Fernander
Serayah ... Angel
Rotimi ... Edwin
Octavius J. Johnson ... Ron
Mitchell Edwards ... Stephon
Malik Bazille Malik Bazille ... Dwight
Imani Hakim ... Rochon
Nafessa Williams ... Toya
Christian Robinson ... Big Cee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Segun Akande ... Big Brother Malcolm
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Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Código de Silêncio See more »

Filming Locations:

Petersburg, Virginia, USA See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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While making this film, director Gerard McMurray drew from his own experiences of being hazed as a recruit for a black fraternity at university. See more »

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A disturbing story
2 May 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a number of college freshmen who is in the week of pledging to their fraternity house. The humiliation and violence gradually increase to an unacceptable level, and they have to decide whether to continue their so called friendship and brotherhood.

"Burning Sands" tells a disturbing story, in which young men are abused in return for a distant, unrealised dream. The moment I see scorching, I already think it is going too far, but it goes way further than I can imagine. The abuse, manipulation and exploitation are unacceptable, in my opinion. I don't understand how this pledging culture can be allowed to continue. I can only be glad that I did not study in the United States.


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