Hazing

1h 43m

Hazing is a widespread, far-reaching practice fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power, and the desire to belong in fraternities and sororities on college campuses across the U.S. Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarks on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abuse and the lengths college students will go to fit in.

Episodes

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    Hazing

    S24 E1 - 1h 43m

    Hazing is a widespread, far-reaching practice fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power, and the desire to belong in fraternities and sororities on college campuses across the U.S. Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarks on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abuse and the lengths college students will go to fit in.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer | Move Me: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Move Me

    S24 E3 - 30s

    At 27, Kelsey Peterson dove into Lake Superior as a dancer and emerged paralyzed. But within the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) community, she found allies in her quest to discover who she is now and to dance with disability. When a cutting-edge trial surfaces, it tests her expectations of a possible cure. She finds herself both scared it might not work—and scared that it might.

  • Hazing | George Desdunes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hazing | George Desdunes

    S24 E1 - 8m 5s

    The tragic story of student George Desdunes is revisited from the perspective of his mother, a Haitian immigrant who made sacrifices to help her son go to college.

  • Hazing | Ryan Abele: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hazing | Ryan Abele

    S24 E1 - 7m 18s

    Ryan Abele's parents thought his frat brothers would look out for him. Instead, alleged hazing led to his death.

  • Trailer | This Fall on Independent Lens: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | This Fall on Independent Lens

    S24 - 1m

    Independent Lens, America’s home for documentaries, returns Monday, September 12, with Hazing, followed by TikTok, Boom., and Move Me. Watch these powerful, acclaimed new films live or stream anytime on the PBS Video app.

  • Trailer | Tiktok, Boom.: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Tiktok, Boom.

    S24 E2 - 30s

    What does it mean to be a digital native? TikTok, Boom. dissects the platform along myriad cross-sections—algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural—to explore the impact of the history-making app. Balancing a genuine interest with healthy skepticism, delve into the security issues, global political challenges, and racial biases behind the platform.

  • Trailer | Hazing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Hazing

    S24 E1 - 30s

    Hazing is a widespread, far-reaching practice fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power, and the desire to belong in fraternities and sororities on college campuses across the U.S. Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarks on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abuse and the lengths college students will go to fit in.

Schedule

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    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
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    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
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    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
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    Independent Lens

    Missing in Brooks County

    Friday
    Oct 7

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    An activist detective investigates missing migrants in rural South Texas.
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    Independent Lens

    Missing in Brooks County

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    An activist detective investigates missing migrants in rural South Texas.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Independent Lens

    Missing in Brooks County

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    An activist detective investigates missing migrants in rural South Texas.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Independent Lens

    Missing in Brooks County

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    An activist detective investigates missing migrants in rural South Texas.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Saturday
    Oct 8

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Sunday
    Oct 9

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Wednesday
    Oct 12

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.
  • Image
    Independent Lens: TVSS: Iconic

    Independent Lens

    Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

    Wednesday
    Oct 12

    1 Hour

    The July 1995 heat wave in Chicago claimed 739 lives in a single week, and became the most traumatic heat wave in U.S. history.

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