The Project to Bring the Ring Home
ABOUT THE BOOK & FILM:
The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This story, which took over 25 years of research, illustrates the importance of serendipity and the role of good and bad luck in piecing together a personal history of someone who died 70 years ago. The Last Ring Home is to inspire everyone to uncover their own personal history, to keep a foot in their past and the other in the future, and to be thankful for the tremendous present in which we live, thanks to the sacrifices of the those who fought in WWII.
The book, The Last Ring Home, won the Book Excellence Award 2018 (see more here). Meanwhile, the award-winning documentary film, that has been shown on television nationally in the US, Australia and New Zealand, is now out on Google Play, YouTube and iTunes in 69 territories. Download it now! If you’re in the US, look out for the film on PBS, especially around Memorial Day.
TO SEE THE FILM ON AMERICAN PUBLIC TV: You can find the latest listings here. APTonline has listings by station and according to your provider. Otherwise, please call your local APT/PBS station to make sure they carry the film! Find the contact details for your local PBS station here and send an email to programme manager, call in or post on their Facebook page asking for them to air the film! If you'd like to find when the film comes out on iTunes, please sign up here.