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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.

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Segun Akande ... Big Brother Malcolm
... Sorority Girl (as Sidney Freeman)
Malik Bazille ... Dwight
... Chatting Probate Friend
... Officer Daniels
... Frank
... Big Brother Turrel
... Stephon
... Rochon
... Dean Richardson
Rozia A. Henson Jr. ... Eta Stepper
... Square
... Zurich
... Joy
... Big Brother Fred
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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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10 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Código de Silêncio  »

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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 See 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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