Relive the story of WWII’s ‘Flying Tigers’ at free film screening

Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers, a 90-minute documentary that discusses the fight to overcome overwhelming odds during some of the darkest days of World War II, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the University Center for the Arts.

A Q&A with the film’s producer, Frank Boring, will immediately follow the film. The event is free, but attendees are being asked to RSVP by WednesdayFei Hu, March 30.

The film tells the story of 300 American men and women disguised as missionaries, planters and circus performers who departed into the jungles of Southeast Asia in 1941 to train in preparation for the war against the Japanese Air Force over the Chinese and Burmese skies. The small but feisty combat unit fought against overwhelming odds, and lifted the spirits of both the American and Chinese people with their courage and heroics.

There will be a reception preceding the film at 6 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, contact Tonya Malik-Carson at or (970) 491- 3558. The University Center of the Arts is located at 1400 Remington St.