Stefanie Klemm is a German-born film director and producer. She is best known for her award-winning documentaries and social dramas.
Klemm was born in Berlin, Germany in 1968. She studied film and television at the University of Television and Film Munich and graduated with a degree in directing in 1996. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Klemm has directed numerous documentaries focusing on current social issues. These include “A Decent Woman” (2011), which explored the lives of women in a community in Mexico, and “The Price of Gold” (2016), which examined the exploitation of gold miners in Peru. Both films were nominated for awards, and “The Price of Gold” won the Grand Prize at the 2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Klemm has also directed several social dramas, including “The Edge of Heaven” (2007) and “The Best of All Worlds” (2010). Both films tell the stories of immigrants and refugees and their struggles to find a place to belong in the world.
Klemm's most recent film is “Chained” (2019), which follows a young girl in modern-day India who is sold into slavery. The film won several awards, including Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival.
Klemm's films often focus on the lives of marginalized people and their struggles to find hope and meaning in a world that is often hostile and unkind. Her work has been praised for its honest and powerful portrayal of the human condition.
Klemm currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She continues to make films that explore the issues of social injustice and the importance of empathy.