In his upcoming documentary, Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In, Hurt takes a look at the rites of passage of greek letter organizations and other groups that have lately been the subject of mounting lawsuits, increased media coverage, and injuries, arrests, and tragic deaths.
Hurt says of the film:
I have long wanted to make a documentary about this subject but never felt courageous enough to address it. This is a sensitive and controversial topic. However, after I learned about the tragic death of Robert Champion – the Florida A&M University band member who, in November 2012, was tragically killed by his fellow band members because of a traditional hazing ritual – I felt compelled to illuminate this issue in a documentary film.
As a filmmaker who is a fraternity member (I am a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated) and someone who has been hazed and has hazed young men, I feel uniquely qualified to make this film. As I have done with all my other work, I will approach this subject with sensitivity and care.
Find the first teaser trailer for Hazing below: