Malik Kaiumovich Kaiumov
Kaiumov, Malik Kaiumovich
Born Apr. 22, 1912, in Tashkent. Soviet cameraman and director of documentary films. People’s Artist of the USSR (1967). Became a member of the CPSU in 1960.
Kaiumov began his career in the Uzbek film industry in 1931 as an actor and later became a cameraman. During the Great Patriotic War he was a cameraman with film groups on the front. He began directing in the 1950’s and made a number of films dealing with socialist construction in Uzbekistan both before and after the war, with Uzbekistan monuments, and with the relations between the Soviet Middle Asian republics and foreign countries. His films include The Mighty Stream (1940), Soviet Tadzhikistan (1946), Socialist Uzbekistan (1950), The Dawn of the New India (1956), Five Hands of Mankind (1958), Vietnam —My Country (1960), Registan (1965), Tashkent, the Earthquake (1968), and Children of Tashkent and Samarkand After 2, 500 Years (both 1969). Kaiumov was awarded the Khamza State Prize of the Uzbek SSR in 1965. He has also been awarded seven orders, as well as medals.