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East Wind West Wind -- Pearl Buck: The Woman Who Embraced the World (85 min) 10:30 am screening followed by coffee and informal discussion 7:30 pm screening, followed by a discussion with the film's Producer, Donn Rogosin, and Director, Craig Davidson Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, this film follows the extraordinary path of a missionary child born in West Virginia and raised in rural China, who became one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. A blend of oral history and historical film footage forms an intimate and revealing portrait of this multi-faceted woman. Best known for her novel The Good Earth, which received the Nobel Prize for literature, Pearl Buck had a long and prolific career as a writer. In addition, using her fame as a writer, she was an activist who championed the social issues of her day including civil rights, the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, mixed race adoption, understanding for the mentally retarded, and the awareness of the plight of American - Asian children. The film is free with Museum admission. Reservations are recommended by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376.