Rasim Ojagov (Azerbaijani: Rasim Ocaqov; 22 November 1933, Shaki, Azerbaijani SSR – 11 July 2006, Baku, Azerbaijan) -Azerbaijani film director and camera operator, Honoured Art Worker of Chechen-Ingush ASSR (1964), People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1982), laureate of the State Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR.
Plaque on building where Azerbaijani film director and director of photography Rasim Ojagov lived in Baku
|Born||22 November 1933|
Shaki, Azerbaijani SSR
|Died||11 July 2006 (aged 72)|
|Occupation||film director, screenwriter and cinematographer|
Rasim Ojagov was born on November 22, 1933 in Shaki, Azerbaijan. In his youth he dreamed of becoming a geologist. But, appearance of shooting group of “Azerbaijanfilm” film studio in his city made him to revise his choice of profession. After graduating from local school in Sheki in 1951, he attended film Institute in Moscow despite his parents' disapproval. In 1951-1956's, he studied at camera operator faculty of VGIK.
In 1965, he studied at director faculty of Azerbaijan Theatrical Institute named after I.Aliyev. In 1956, he worked as camera operator-director at “Azerbaijanfilm” and in 1973, as a director. In 1964, he conferred Honoured Art Worker of Chechen-Ingush ASSR. In 1950's, a new generation of directors, including Mukhtar Dadashov, Teyyub Akhundov, Alisattar Atakishiyev appeared. In these years Rasim Ojagov began his career. “Her great heart” film was the first film Ojagov. He was considered a professional in describing of psychological scenes. This film is about life of Sumgayit metallurgists. Mental sufferings of the workers are described in this film.
Rasim Ojagov shot about 11 multireel films.
|1958||Her great heart|
|1966||Why are you silent?|
|1969||In one southern city|
|1971||The main interview|
|1973||The first day of life|
|1974||Avenger from Ganjabasar|
|1981||Behind the closed door|
|1987||The other life|
|1989||Temple of air|
|1990||7 days after murder|
|1995||Both journey and trade|
|1998||A hotel room|
- Laureate of the State Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR (1979, for the film “Birthday”);
- Laureate of the USSR State Prize (1981, for the film “Interrogation”;
- People's Artist of Azerbaijan.
- Биография (in Russian)
- Interview with Rasim Ojagov for Azerbaijan International
- "Rasim Ocaqov". Adam.az.
- "Он подарил нам "День рождения"…". Kaspiy.