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Haze - Abridged

Haze - Abridged
36:23 | 2008

Categories: Documentary, Biography, Health and Food

On the afternoon of September 16, 2004, a joyous 18-year-old, Lynn Gordon Bailey Jr., pledged Chi Psi Fraternity at the University of Colorado. The next morning he was found dead, a victim of an irresponsible hazing ritual involving alcohol. A sad situation, but made even worse because it was so preventable. Every year, a staggering 1,700 college students face the same fate. Another 100,000 are victims of sexual assault as a result of heavy drinking. But no one working on a national level to change a culture that puts our young people in peril. Until now. HAZE is a feature documentary, created with the intent of placing a focus on the issues of binge drinking, alcohol-laden hazing rituals, and rapid-fire drinking games. Simply stated, the film's goal is to save lives and prevent harm. Harm that would never have happened if a few crucial steps had been followed by friends, by fraternity brothers and sisters, family members or peers. HAZE won't end irresponsible drinking but it will be the first chapter in an educational process for parents and young adults--teaching us what to do and what to look out for in order to "save a life."


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September 25, 2014
This is the worst kind of documentary film-making; the sensational kind. It has immense influence on people who don't think twice about what they're viewing. I don't think anyone can say that they are against hazing, but this film irresponsibly drags in ALL types of drinking/partying and also casts such a bad light on fraternities. I stopped watching this after they decided to include the 911 call at 6:59. It is just a young-sounding guy calling 911 then hanging up. It says NOTHING about the subject of this documentary. Why did the director choose to include it? The only possible reason is sensationalism. I suggest that no one watch this film, and just use your common sense: don't overdrink, especially not till the point where you need someone else to take care of you. If you are being forced to drink, then rethink your commitment to those people who are making you drink. Watching this film won't help you if you can't understand this.



January 23, 2014