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Why does the practice of hazing continue to serve as a meaningful and legitimate rite of passage, despite serious injuries, arrests, and tragic deaths?

The documentary film Hazing examines the practice of hazing – initiation rituals that range from embarrassing to deadly – in sports, fraternities, sororities, marching bands, and the military. Featuring director Byron Hurt as an on-camera guide, Hazing will follow the experiences of a young person experiencing hazing, feature interviews with prominent pro- and anti-hazing scholars, and profile recent tragic cases of hazing-related deaths, while examining alternative, positive rites of passage.

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