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Khadija Saye remembered, Jon Ronson, Harry Potter 20 years on

Author and screenwriter Jon Ronson discusses his career and latest film Okja, Harry Potter 20 years on, and the artist and photographer Khadija Saye remembered. With John Wilson.

Okja, a new Netflix feature film about a young girl in the South Korean mountains raising a giant pig, stars Tilda Swinton and the young Korean actor An Seo Hyun. The film was co-written by the British author and journalist Jon Ronson, who discusses the film and his career.

It's 20 years on Monday since JK Rowling's first Harry Potter book was published and a whole generation of millennial Muggles have grown up with him in books, films and on stage. To mark the anniversary Front Row asks Tim Burke, the visual effects supervisor on most of the Harry Potter films; Viv Groskop, comedian, writer and parent; Rhianna Dhillon, film critic and self-confessed Potter nerd; Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust; and the pupils of Oasis Academy in Salford what Harry means to them, and whether a world in which he'd never been created is even imaginable.

Among the many victims of the Grenfell Tower fire was the 24-year-old artist and photographer Khadija Saye. Her images attracted international attention recently when they were featured in the new Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which opened last month and showcases work by established and emerging artists. The Pavilion's curator David A Bailey and Khadija's mentor, the artist Nicola Green, remember their friend and discuss the nature of her work.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rachel Simpson.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Jon Ronson

    Duration: 08:59

  • Harry Potter 20 years on

    Duration: 11:04

  • Khadija Saye remembered

    Duration: 07:40

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson

Okja is in UK cinemas from 28 June 2017, certificate 15.

Image: An Seo Hyun as Mija with Okja the giant pig in the film Okja, which was co-written by Jon Ronson

 

Harry Potter 20 years on

Harry Potter 20 years on

Image: Harry Potter playing Quidditch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Image credit: Illustration by Jim Kay © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2015

20 years of Harry Potter

Khadija Saye remembered

Khadija Saye remembered

Images:

Main image above: Sothiou x Khadija Saye by Khadija Saye

Image to the left: Nak Bejjen x Cow Horn x Khadija Saye by Khadija Saye

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Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Jon Ronson
Interviewed Guest Tim Burke
Interviewed Guest Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Douglas
Interviewed Guest David A Bailey
Interviewed Guest Nicola Green
Producer Rachel Simpson

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