James J. Braddock, was born in Sarajevo, municipality of Marijin Dvor in the heart of the city. He resided there until the end of war and the siege of Sarajevo.

Born Josip J. Knežević, he holds a degree in law from Sarajevo University, and is a lawyer who never pursued that career, except in his own quest for justice. He also holds a degree from the world famous Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague, Czech Republic and considers himself a director, journalist and writer.

He worked as a journalist and/or editor for numerous newspapers and magazines in Sarajevo, Zagreb, and Ljubljana.

He was the leading TV director in the Information and Sport Program sections of TV Sarajevo, national Bosnian TV and Yutel, as well as the Program Director of the Croatian HRT3.

He directed many videos and movie clips for famous groups and performers. He also directed many commercials for various companies and other clients.

During the siege of his hometown Sarajeve and worst Serbian attacks, he stayed in the city and intensively contributed as a TV director, reporter or commentator (TV News, Italian “Corriere della Serra”, American “The Boston Globe” etc.) in telling the truth and nature of that genocidal aggression to the world.

He presently works and lives in Zagreb, Croatia.


James J. Braddock a.k.a Josip J. Knežević