SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog

The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany, in the moving 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).

Kaleb becomes a street dog, is captured and eventually adopted by an SS dog trainer (Ken Duken) at a Nazi work camp where Kaleb has now been trained to help round up and terrorize Jewish prisoners. One day when a new trainload of prisoners arrives at the camp, Joshua steps out of that train and a miraculous reunion takes place as Kaleb rediscovers his unwavering loyalty to his young master Joshua.

Together the pair attempt to escape the camp and begin the perilous journey to freedom. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lynn Roth and based on the bestselling Israeli novel “The Jewish Dog” by Asher Kravitz, “SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG” is a sensitively told story of love, loyalty and courage during an unforgettable time in history seen through the eyes and perspective of a dog.

Directed and Screenplay by:
Lynn Roth

August Maturo, Ayelet Zurer, and Ken Duken


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