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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
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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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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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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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Solid first effort
17 March 2017 | by tsimshotsuiSee all my reviews

A really solid, well-shot and made film about fraternities the hazing pledges have to go through. It is easy to dismiss this as nothing new, but the film explores themes on race and history that are very well connected and relevant to practices at present time. It is a film that confronts the audience with the violence, so that you could almost feel it, which is appropriate to the content and subject matter. The lead actor does a decent job, the rest of the pledges built good chemistry together. Alfre Woodard and Steve Harris were the strongest performers.


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