Behold the Bamboodu Float. This puppet theater on wheels was created by artist Fabrice Florin with MVCAN for the 2017 Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade. Our first show stars Lady Liberty and Tiny Trump: each time he tweets fake news, she bonks him on his thick bobble head.
We marched with friends and neighbors from the Mill Valley Community Action Network (MVCAN) and Pataphysical Studios. Thousands of spectators cheered as we passed by, singing along with us: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses …” Parade judges gave us the “Best Community Spirit Award."
This is the full video of the Bamboodu Float (the short video is here: vimeo.com/220226209 ). It includes news footage from ABC 7 News ( http://bit.ly/anti-trump-float ) and a parade montage by Gary Yost, with music by Matt Jaffe ( vimeo.com/219432682 ). The Liberty poem is by Emma Lazarus, and the Liberty song is by Gareth Loy ( garethloy.com/?p=55 ).
Thank you to all the gracious contributors to this project, who are listed in the video credits.
I’m glad that our message resonated with our community and helped promote MVCAN. Join your neighbors to keep democracy alive!
Learn more about MVCAN: at mvcan.org/
Learn more about our Bamboodu Float: http://bit.ly/bamboodu-float
See photos of the Bamboodu Float: http://bit.ly/mvcan-float-photos
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