Instead of the depressing numbers and helpless faces that dominate discussions of hunger and destitution, these two short films explore creative solutions to complex problems.
Commissioned by Sundance Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, these films aren't just informative, they're an invitation to filmmakers to compete and join an important conversation.
On Wednesday, The Huffington Post premiered the first three commissioned films to introduce the Short Film Challenge -- a Sundance/Gates Foundation partnership that urges filmmakers to create short videos that shed light on extreme hunger and poverty.
The five winning filmmakers will see their work screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and receive $10,000 in prize money.
Below, are two more films to inspire you. From how sustainable fishing practices can transform a community to entrepreneurship changing the face of the African continent, if the videos pique your interest, you can learn more about the short film challenge here.
"VEZO" BY TOD LENDING
"AM I GOING TOO FAST?" BY HANK WILLIS THOMAS AND CHRISTOPHER MYERS