First Pics Of Sundance 2017 Selection ‘Burning Sands’ Starring Trevor JacksonPosted by Wilson Morales
December 6, 2016
Making its World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival will be ‘Burning Sands,’ starring Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton, Trevante Rhodes, Christian Robinson, Rotimi, Octavius Johnson, Malik Bazille, Mitchell Edwards, Imani A. Hakim, Serayah, and Nafessa Williams.
A student enduring harsh hazing while he pledges a fraternity at an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) is torn by the physical and emotional mistreatment he receives from his peers, the hazing’s historical implications, and its questionable place in the modern world.
In his freshman year of college, it seems Zurich has everything going for him; he has the respect of his teachers and university administration, the love and devotion of a wonderful girlfriend, and he’s been selected for admission to a prestigious Black fraternity on campus. But as Zurich embarks on the Hell Week of pledging his fraternity, the harsh trials of entry into brotherhood begin to test the limits of his self-worth. As the intensifying abuse begins to become untenable, Zurich struggles to honor the fraternity’s code of silence, and the scaffolding of his life outside the frat begins to dismantle. Burning Sands constructs a deeply complex cross section of the fabled fraternity hazing culture and the vicious power of the desire for acceptance
Directed by Gerard McMurray from a script written by Christine Berg & Gerard McMurray, the film was produced by Stephanie Allain, Jason Michael Berman, Reginald Hudlin, and Mel Jones. Executive Produced by Caroline Connor.
Burning Sands will be available on Netflix in more than 190 countries starting March 10, 2017.