Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?

Director: Byron Hurt
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
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Screening Info:
Thursday, November 12
7:45 PM
Jengo's Playhouse
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Producer, Writer, Director:
Byron Hurt
Hazing continues to be widely seen as a meaningful and legitimate rite of passage, despite fraternity and sorority chapter suspensions, mounting lawsuits, increased media coverage, serious injuries, arrests, and tragic deaths. Hurtís documentary feature film exploring this controversial practice was inspired by 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.

Director Bio:
Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and anti-sexist activist. His documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and broadcast nationally on PBSí Emmy-award winning series Independent Lens. Byron's latest film, Soul Food Junkies, won the CNN Best Documentary Award at the American Black Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival and aired nationally on PBSí Independent Lens in 2013. A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Hurtís next film, Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In? explores the controversial practice of hazing in fraternities and sororities.