America's Unclaimed History
A film series exploring cringe-worthy moments in American history. Learn about our past and take a look at decisions facing us today. Will our collective conscience be clear in the future? (First Friday each month all year - different topics every month.)
This month: CIA: Covert Experiments 56 minutes
In August 1951, inhabitants of the picturesque French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit were suddenly tormented by terrifying hallucinations. Almost immediately, wild theories started circulating to explain the this mysterious case of mass insanity. There were claims of poisoned flour, contaminated water and even witchcraft. But the truth was stranger than many of the theories: the CIA had spiked the local food with LSD as part of a mind control experiment at the height of the Cold War.
This documentary reveals how for decades, the CIA has been using unconsenting people as guinea pigs in thousands of different experiments.
- Friday, March 1, 2019 Show more dates
- 10:00am - 11:00am
- Community Room