Netflix had a busy Sundance. The streaming service left Park City with 14 different titles, some of which went into production and premiered at the festival as Netflix Originals. One of those is Gerard McMurray’s “Burning Sands,” which is available to stream next month. Watch the trailer below.
McMurray’s debut feature takes place at a fictional Historically Black College, where a group of new students find themselves subjected to brutal hazing rituals as part of their initiation into a fraternity. One of them (Trevor Jackson) is torn as to whether he should continue with the process or speak out about its cruelty.
Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton and Trevante Rhodes co-star in the film. “Burning Sands” will be available to stream on Netflix starting March 10.