ABOUT SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG
Set during World War II, SHEPHERD is a family feature film about a beloved and valiant German Shepherd. The story portrays heroism during a crucial time in world history while celebrating the significance of our canine companions. If you are a dog lover, a patron of WWII and Holocaust education, or simply a fan of family films then SHEPHERD is a movie you will love.
SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, the Jewish Dog, by Asher Kravitz.
The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany, in the heartwarming family drama SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG. When the Nuremberg Laws are passed forbidding Jews to own pets, Kaleb, a German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family and his beloved 10 year old master, Joshua (August Maturo). We follow Kaleb as he becomes a street dog and then captured and eventually adopted by an SS dog trainer (Ken Duken) at a Nazi work camp where the dog has now been trained to help round up and terrorize Jewish prisoners.