The Film Fund restores a film about a national hero [PHOTO]

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February 4, 2022 11:37 (UTC+04:00)

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By Laman Ismayilova

The State Film Fund has restored a documentary devoted to Rahib Mammadov (1967-1987), an Azerbaijani soldier who saved thirty people during a flood in Georgia. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the national hero’s death.

In his speech, the director of the State Film Fund, Honored Art Worker, director Jamil Guliyev said that in 1987 there was a severe flood in Georgia and Soviet army servicemen were sent to help the local population, including Rahib Mamadov. Rahib Mammadov served in the army in Georgia in 1987.

Jamil Guliyev stressed that thanks to his dedication and courage, many people were saved, but Rahib Mammadov himself died tragically. He was posthumously awarded the Order of the Red Star. Rahib Mammadov’s memory is immortalized in Azerbaijan – a school, a street are named after him, and a memorial museum operates.

Speaking about the film, the director of the National Film Fund noted that the director of the documentary film about Rahib Mammadov, honored art worker, Jahangir Zeynalli, helped preserve the memory of the hero.

The music for the film was composed by Chairman of the Union of Composers of Azerbaijan, People’s Artist, Frangiz Alizadeh. The documentary contains archival documents and unique interviews. The creators of the film have done a lot of work, which takes a lot of effort and time.

Honored Artist Jahangir Zeynalli expressed his gratitude to Jamil Guliyev and the staff of the State Film Fund for restoring this film.

The director of the memorial museum of Rahib Mammadov, the hero’s brother, Sahib Mammadov expressed his gratitude to the film crew, as well as the management and staff of the State Film Fund for their attention to his brother’s memory.

The event was followed by the screening of the film.

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