Netflix just released another clip from its upcoming original film, Burning Sands. The scene is a short conversation between two of the film’s stars, Trevor Jackson and Alfre Woodard, who seem to be discussing Jackson’s secret participation in a fraternity.
If you aren’t familiar with the film, it is described as an inside look into the secret process of becoming a member of a Black fraternity.
Here’s how I characterized the film on EBONY when the first trailer dropped last month:
Burning Sands takes viewers on a raw, voyeuristic journey inside the illegal fraternity pledge process through the eyes of one interest, who is torn between honoring a code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.
The first trailer caused quite a bit of discussion by many in the Divine 9–the nine Black Greek letter organizations in the National Pan Hellenic Council.
Greek life directors right now pic.twitter.com/8e04mEA2iK
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 23, 2017
While some were excited about the film, others thought it offered a skewed view of both HBCU life and Black Greek letter organizations (criticisms the BET series the Quad has also encountered).
Burning Sands is written and directed by Gerard McMurray, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and stars Steve Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton, Imani Hakim, and Seraph McNeil.
Take a peek at the clip below, and let us know in the comments if you are looking forward to this film.
Burning Sands premieres on Netflix on March 10.