Every 3.6 seconds, someone dies of starvation, according to UNICEF. But with the resources and technology currently available, it doesn't have to be that way.
Filmmaker Daniel Karslake's latest documentary, "Every Three Seconds", drives home that exact message as he shares this grim statistic and follows up with stories of five people who have made simple decisions in their lives to help change it. In recognition of World Food Day, Karslake, who is also known for directing and producing "For The Bible Tells Me So", joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss why he chose to address the issues of extreme hunger and poverty in this video project.
"When I heard that every three seconds somebody dies in extreme poverty -- usually it's a child and usually it's from a preventable disease -- first I thought that couldn't be true," said Karslake. "And when I realized it was true, then I read all the facts about the fact that hunger and extreme poverty don't have to exist any longer."
Karslake believes that we have the ability in our advanced society to put an end to this inequality -- we just have to make the choice to do so.
"We have all these new tools that are absolutely incredible that each of us could have a role in the end of hunger, even though we've all been socialized to feel completely hopeless about solving it because it feels so large," he said. "It's really possible for us now to end hunger and extreme poverty, so I wanted to make a film that highlighted five people who were doing really simple but important things that have had a huge impact."
To hear more about the Every Three Seconds documentary and Karslake's behind-the-scenes thoughts on it, watch the full HuffPost Live clip in the video above.