ROOTED (by Buffalo First + Kyle Toth & Ryan Delmar) is an intimate look into the locally owned businesses, people and organizations committed to undoing the impact of globalization on our economy and our community. By featuring their stories, Rooted posits that the best hope for a fully revitalized local economy -- one that creates quality jobs and builds real prosperity for all -- comes from the ground-up. Find out what it means to be a Localist.

BUFFALO FIRST is a nonprofit whose mission is to foster a strong, self-determined local economy in WNY through consumer education, advocacy and programs that further the impact of local and sustainable business in the region. More Information: buffalofirst.org.

KYLE TOTH and RYAN DELMAR are recent University at Buffalo Digital Media Study graduates who worked together for 5 years at a local skateboard shop. Since discovering their passion for documentary filmmaking, they have worked on projects for Preservation Buffalo Niagara's Buffalo Tours as well as Queen City Roller Girls Roller Derby. Kyle + Ryan brought their knowledge of working at a local business + the importance it has on its community to this project.

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