When: Wed., Oct. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. 2015
In the summer of 1975, 27 patients experienced respiratory failure and 11 patients died during a six-week period at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor. In June 1976, after an intense FBI investigation, officials charged two Filipina nurses — Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez — with injecting the patients with the muscle relaxant Pavulon. "That Strange Summer" reconstructs the investigation, trial and movement to release the two nurses, who were convicted of poisoning the patients. Following the film, the award-winning director, Geri Alumit Zeldes, will lead a discussion.