Sadija Klepo / Bosnia & Herzegovina / Germany
Director of the Festival “Ballkantage” Munich Germany
Sadija Klepo studied journalism and political science in Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1992 she came to Germany as a refugee with three small children and three months later she founded the association “Hilfe von Mensch zu Mensch e.V.”, which she has directed and developed to this day (https://www.hvmzm.de).
Together with Dr. Dieter Hüttner she designed the concept of the Munich Balkan Festival Balkantage and has been conducting the festival since the start 14 years ago (https://balkantage.org).
The selection of films for the Balkan Film Festival which are the important part of the festival is particularly important to her and over the last 14 years she has dealt with the subject and development of films from the Balkans.
Ms. Klepo has been an editor at Radio Lora Munich for the areas of migration and the Balkans for almost 20 years.
She has received several awards for her commitment including the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on ribbon (Das Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland am Bande im Jahr 2015).