People are compelled to be who they are by circumstances and the things they have gone through in life. We are shaped by our past, and we continue learning as days go by. This is the life that Thor Halvorssen has lived since was a teenager. He was brought up by parents who never compromised on issues of human rights, threats to democracy and slavery. This may be partly from the fact that they all came from royalty. Thor’s mother was a relative of the first Venezuelan president while his father was of Norwegian descent. His parent were kings of Norway. Thor first involvement with human rights was helping abolish apartheid rule in South Africa back in 1989.
As of today, he has made numerous strides and has helped millions of people through the various organizations he has established. These organizations include the Human Rights Foundation that is based in New York, Oslo Freedom Forum as well as the Moving Picture Institute. He serves as the patron of a children based organization called On Own Feet. His opinions have featured on various platforms such as BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, Fox News and the New York Times. He has received constant praise from several print media outlets like the New York Times.
Thor Halvorssen is also an established film producer. This is an art that he has managed to perfect over time. Some of his most notable film works include Uprising and Halo of Stars as well as Freedoms Fury and the Singing Revolution. Like the names suggest, he concentrates on movies that advocate for human rights and threats to democracy. Currently, he is working with Brian Singer to produce a film called the Moon is a Harsh Mistress. The movie is expected to be released early next year and tells of the struggles that people face today.
Thor has opposed many people in his time with the Human Rights Foundation, and they include local American politicians such as Jack Kemp, Jose Serrano, and John Conyers. He doesn’t agree on any issue with the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni. Thor is also an accomplished lecturer.
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