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Warriors Around the World

Thu. May 25, 2017 – 6:00 pm | The Embassy of Canada

 For Audience Choice Award

The Last Ring Home

Directed by Josh Shelov

Short Documetary
United Kingdom | 27 min | 2016

The Last Ring Home is a 27-minute WWII documentary that traces the incredible story of the Annapolis ring of a US Navy officer and hero, Lt Minter Dial.

After 2 1/2 years of horrific imprisonment by the Japanese in the Philippines, his last wish was to have his ring returned to his loving wife; but the ring never made it. It was then found in the most improbable of circumstances 18 years later in Korea.

The discovery of the ring was just the beginning of a new chapter. With 25 years of research and 130 interviews of his grandparents’ peers, grandson Minter embarked on a journey to discover his grandparents and bring healing to his father.

The Last Ring Home uncovers the mystery of how the ring was lost and found and, importantly, the lasting legacy it had on all those it touched.

It is a moving romance and a tribute to the members of the Greatest Generation and a reminder of what is truly important.

The Last Ring Home - Josh ShelovJosh Shelov
Director, Producer, Writer

He is a staff writer and director for Maggievision Productions in New York.

He wrote the feature film GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS (2005), starring Elijah Wood, and co-wrote and directed THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST (2011), starring Neil Patrick Harris.

He has co-directed two ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries: #bringbacksungwoo (2015), and WE ARE (2016).

He is an adjunct professor in the Film Department of Yale University, where he created the seminar STORYTELLING FOR THE SCREEN.

The Last Ring Home Poster

Film Information

Director: Josh Shelov
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 27 min


Producers: Eastwood Allen, Minter Dial
Film Editing: Eastwood Allen
Sound Editor: Scott Morton

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