Claus Biegert

Los Alamos represents our nuclear era.

Unseen by the public and without communication with dissenters, nuclear fission is perpetuated as the guiding principle of modern technology.

Glorification of the past determines the visions of the future.

Los Alamos is a dark place.


born 1947 in Murnau (Bavaria).
Writer, filmmaker, radio journalist, editor.
Several books on Native American resistance in North America.
Since 1973 frequent travels to indigenous nations of Canada and the USA; strong relationsships with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Cree (of Quebec).
Collaborator of Rainer Wittenborn in the mixed-media exhibition
"A River Drowned by Water" (about the James Bay Cree) which traveled the world for 10 years.
Initiator of the World Uranium Hearing, 1992 in Salzburg, Austria.
Director of the Nuclear-Free Future Award, founded in 1998 (this annual award honors outstanding people who fight for a future without nuclear weapons and nuclear energy).
Lecturer at the German School for Journalism, Munich.
Member of the advisory board of the "Society for Threatened Peoples"
(an NGO with consultative status at the UN)



• "White Man's Phantasy, Red Man's Reality" (30 min), produced by Institut für Film und Bild, Grünwald 1983

• "Winnetou Never Went to Wounded Knee" (30 min), produced by Institut für Film und Bild, Grünwald 1984

• "Das Mooswiesel" (Woman of the Swamp) (10 min), WDR 1984

• "Dewasenta" (10 min) ZDF 1993

• "The Secret and the Sacred – Two Worlds at Los Alamos" (58 min) produced by DenkMal-Film for HR/ arte 2002

• "Thunderbird Woman – Winona LaDuke" (74 min) with Bertram Verhaag, produced by DenkMal-Film for BR / arte 2003

• "EXIT 16 – Onondaga Nation Territory", produced by biegertlodge films, to be released in 2012


"Wüste Wege" by Ray Müller (70 min), produced by Utopia-Film for BR 1986


"Der Tod der aus der Erde kommt" /The Death that Creeps from the Earth; 30 min, Engstfeld-Filmproduktion for The World Uranium Hearing 1990


Numerous narration texts for documentaries for German television (ARD)

(Los Alamos. Und die Erben der Bombe.) Germany, 2003, 45 min, English Production: Denkmal-Film / Hessischer Rundfunk / arte Latin American Premiere Hidden in the mountains of Northern New Mexico lies the birthplace of the Atomic Age: Los Alamos, home of the "Manhattan Project". Here Robert J. Oppenheimer and his staff created the first atomic bomb, "Trinity", the scientific prototype to "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," the bombs which hastened the end of World War II by leveling Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although the laboratory is today also a leading center of genetic research, it remains a place of secrecy, for its main mission is to maintain the existing nuclear arsenal - a task that hides behind the name, "Stockpile Stewardship". The secret meets the sacred upon the mesa of Los Alamos...