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The best Madison music video of 2011: 'Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest, Part 2'

Last year, my favorite local music video was the well-known, Badger-boosting short film, "Teach Me How to Bucky."

The mood of this year's winning video is altogether different. The name may not be poetic -- "Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest, Part 2" -- but the video is.

Set to Mumford and Sons' 2011 hit song "The Cave," UW-Madison photographer and filmmaker Matthew Wisniewski successfully captures all of the emotional electricity surrounding the historic Capitol protests from last February. The images reinforce the power of a movement that set a national mood, a mood that has now culminated in the Occupy protests.

Madison has long had a legendary reputation for its activism. Here's proof that the Madison mythology is something very real.

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