From Filmmaker Byron Hurt, Courage to Tackle 'Hazing'

From Hazing (Blogs.Indiewire.Com)

Sometimes documentary filmmakers are inspired to embark on their projects. Others are compelled.

But in the case of the documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt, inspiration, a strong moral compass and increased confidence in himself as a filmmaker and moderator of some of the weightiest topics in American culture, has introduced his audience to Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In? . It’s a feature-length documentary in the development and fundraising stage. It’s also timely, given the fallout from the hazing death of Florida A&M University student and Marching 100 Band member Robert Champion.

“I have to acknowledge that I’ve had some fear and trepidation taking on this topic,” he said via phone, back from a trip during which he was screening his film, Soul Food Junkies. “But it’s a really timely, important piece. I’m prepared both as a filmmaker and an intellectual.”

Find out what else he said at Black Enterprise. is the premier business news and investment resource online for African American business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs