Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog

About the Film

SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling novel, "The Jewish Dog," by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the Nuremberg Laws are enacted in WWII Berlin. He is adopted by an SS Officer who trains him to attack and round up Jews at a concentration camp. Kaleb is well cared for and good at his job until one day when he is distracted by a familiar scent. His original master, a young boy named Joshua, has arrived as a prisoner of the camp. Kaleb has not lost his loyalty to Joshua who finds solace when he gets a job feeding the animals and can spend time with Kaleb. Joshua's life is at risk. Together they escape the camp and after months of near-death experiences, they are found by partisans who help Joshua make safe passage.

Screening

Saturday, May 8-11, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

 

Film begins at 7:00 pm and is available for 72 hours. You must finish your viewing before the 72-hour period ends.

Film Details

Sponsored by

Lucy and Bob Sherman

 

Director​ 
Lynn Roth

Year
2019

Running Time

93 minutes

Genre
Drama
(not suitable for young children)

Country

USA/Hungary

Language

English

Distributor

Max Perry

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GRANTS & AWARDS:

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, in association with the Wilmington United Jewish Appeal and with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is, through the screening of excellent films with Jewish content, to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.


We also wish to celebrate our heritage with the general public as we offer the larger community a forum for discussion, debate, and education on the range of Jewish experiences and themes portrayed in the films we screen.

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