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ARCHIVED The Last Ring Home. Film Screening, Talk and Book Signing

Thursday 28 September 2023 / 6:30pm
The Last Ring Home. Film Screening, Talk and Book Signing

Thursday 28 September 2023


Lodge Room No.11
The Freemasons’ Hall
Great Queen Street
London WC2

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Members and their guests: £12.00
Non-members: £18.00

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The Last Ring Home is an award-winning book and documentary film by author and producer Minter Dial. It tells the story of his grandfather US Navy Lt. Minter Dial, and the Naval Academy ring he lost when he was a prisoner of the Japanese Army in the Philippines during the Second World War.

Armed with a passion for history and a desire to uncover his grandfather’s legacy, Dial’s quest for the ring transports him to prisoner-of-war memorials and ex-POW conventions, military and press archives, and the homes of those affected by the Second World War across the world. As a distinctive example of the deep personal impact of the war in the Pacific, The Last Ring Home speaks about history, memory and family involving the Japanese empire, WWII and the transnational flows of people and objects of that era.

The book won the Book Excellence Award 2018 as Best Biography and the film was selected at several film festivals winning prizes such as the Best Documentary Film at the Charleston International Film Festival.

After the projection of the 27-minute award-winning documentary film, directed by Josh Shelov, Minter Dial will talk about other stories uncovered during his research as well as the business and cultural lessons learned from his trips to Japan. Minter’s book will be available for sale on the day, and he will be happy to sign copies after the event.

Download the flyer here.

Minter Dial is an international professional speaker and a multiple award-winning author. Previously, he was a top executive at L’Oréal where he was head of Redken worldwide and on the W/W Exec Committee of the Professional Division. He's the author of three award-winning business books, Heartificial Empathy (2023), You Lead (2021) and Futureproof (2017). His passions include languages and padel tennis. Minter’s book will be available for sale and he’ll be happy to sign copies after the event.

Host: Pauline Chakmakjian, founder of The Japan Room.

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