There is a new Netflix film coming that seems to have all of black Twitter talking and sharing relatable stories. Burning Sands is a black film that openly explores the secret world of fraternity pledging and the tedious process that takes place, which can, in some cases, be life threatening.
Starring Trevor Jackson in his breakout performance, the film takes a deep look into the intense activities of underground hazing and the sacrifices that many have to make just to be a part of what many would consider as a brotherhood. Jackson’s character, Zurich, is caught between a rock and a hard place, which is to either honor his fraternity code or speak out against the violence that takes place behind closed doors.
Burning Sands is a film loaded with stars, including Trevanta Rhodes from the film Moonlight, as well as Alfre Woodard and so many others.
This movie also includes the directorial debut of Gerard McCurray, who was the producer of another Netflix favorite, Fruitvale Station.
The movie will be available through the popular streaming service on March 10th.
So, what are your thoughts on this news?
For many of us who did attend college, whether it be a white school or an HBCU, we all know that there is a process that takes place in order for fraternity and sorority members to be a part of the brotherhood or sisterhood.
Many black Greek organizations are a lifetime commitment, which means that once crossed you will always and forever be apart of the Greek family. However, you do have to ask yourself if it’s worth it?
Comment your thoughts below and tell me what you think.