Buffalo Documentary Project came to life in the summer of 2016 when filmmaker Mani Mehrvarz came to Buffalo and discovered a wealth of hidden stories waiting to be told. The BDP is a team of educators and professionals working together to make documentary films about the communities, arts, and culture of Buffalo, NY. Within the eight episodes that have been produced so far, BDP foregrounds a variety of narrators and subjects, capturing the oral history and lived experience of the city beyond the mainstream narratives.