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Delamu (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Cha ma gudao: de la mu) is an award winning 2004 documentary film directed by the acclaimed Fifth Generation Chinese filmmaker, Tian Zhuangzhuang. Delamu documents the people living in the Nujiang River Valley, along the Tea Horse Road (Chamagudao), an area between China's Yunnan province and Tibet. It is here that the story of Shangri-La is said to have been based on. The film was jointly produced by companies in the People's Republic of China, and Japan. It had its American premier at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
The title, "Delamu" refers to the Tibetan word for "peaceful angel", and the name of one of the mules owned by a villager in the film.

Tian Zhuangzhuang
Mandarin Tibetan
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