Charlotte Lagarde

Filmmaker (US)

Charlotte Lagarde is an award winning filmmaker and visual artist. Her love of the ocean led her to document magnificent women surfers in her award-winning films "Zeuf", "Swell" and "Heart of the Sea" (2003 PBS Independent Lens Audience Award and Best Documentary at Ashland Independent Film Festival), which was broadcast in over 30 countries. Her producing credits include "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee" (POV) and Carrie Lozano’s Academy award-winning "Reporter Zero". Lagarde’s work has screened at film festivals worldwide, and aired on PBS, the Sundance Channel and HBO among others. She is a 2016 Camargo Foundation Fellow, where she is developing an essay film "Zeuf + 20". Her latest documentary "The Ballad of Fred Hersch", about the legendary jazz pianist, premiered at the 2016 Full Frame Film Festival. Born in France, Lagarde received a masters degree in documentary film from Stanford University in 1996. She currently has a video on view, Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems, at MASS MoCA through April 2017.

Zeuf + 20

When Zeuf, a legendary surfer, cardiac nurse, and community activist, learns that her cancer has spread irreversibly, she invites her friend, filmmaker Charlotte Lagarde, to Santa Cruz to share the last chapter of her life. Made two decades after their first documentary, "Zeuf + 20" unfolds tenderly as a reflection on the fluidity of friendship, mortality, and their shared love of the ocean as a place of healing. As Zeuf approaches her death with grace, curiosity and intention, Charlotte is left to explore what happens next.

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