Netflix’s ‘Burning Sands’ tackles Black greek pledging

The controversial hazing that some say still occurs in black Greek organizations is being brought to the forefront in the upcoming Netflix original movie Burning Sands.

Burning Sands takes a look at fraternity pledging through the eyes of Zurich (Trevor Jackson) as he navigates through Hell Week and is torn between doing what’s right—not turning a blind eye to hazing and speaking up—and going along to secure his place in the fictional fraternity.

The film, which was a favorite at Sundance, was directed by Gerard McMurray, who was a member of a fraternity at an HBCU, and also stars Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton and Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes.

Burning Sands will be launching on Netflix March 10.

Take a look at the trailer below: