Like most people, you must have stood for something in your life. When someone tries to deny you that right, you are left with no option other than to fight for it. While some of us may have gone unnoticed, Thor Halvorssen has been in the limelight for fighting for those oppressed. He speaks for various causes such as threats to democracy, slavery, and human trafficking. He began his activism many years ago, and this ended up being his lifetime career. Thor Halvorssen is from the South American country of Venezuela but lives in exile.
Other than activism, Thor Halvorssen has hobbies and other interests. He is a renowned lecturer in the United States of America. He is also a film director and focuses on films about human oppression, slavery, and threats to democracy. For instance, he is currently producing a movie called the Moon is a Harsh Mistress alongside other directors. He has seen the worst that the world has to offer for those who stand against oppression. He was jailed and tortured in Vietnam together with this cameraman. His parents have also seen the worst that can come from activism. His mother was killed by a single gunshot in the head when demonstrating while his dad has been tortured and imprisoned on the same. During the cause of his activism, Thor has rubbed shoulders with other great activists such as Mart Laar, Vaclav Havel, and Elie Wiesel and Garry Kasparov.
Some of the organizations that are attributed to Thor include the Human Rights Foundation that he established in the year 2005, the Oslo Freedom Forum and the Moving Picture Institute. He has spoken on behalf of political prisoners from other nations such as Panama, Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba and Vietnam. He was a critic of the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. As of now, he expresses his opposition to the African dictator called Yoweri Museveni for his actions against gay rights. Thor halvorssen has spoken on the issues he holds dear to his heart to the British parliament. This is one of his greatest achievement to date.Education wise, Thor holds a degree in history and political science.