Thor Halvorssen is a renowned film producer and human rights activist. He is passionate about film and began his career in the industry at a very young age. He has produced many award-winning films, most of which received positive reviews from various critiques. Thor Halvorssen is currently working on a film based on a popular novel. Among his many productions is Freedom’s Fury, a film about dictatorship in Hungary in the 20th century. Many of the films Halvorssen has produced make use of humor and satire to pick at serious issues facing the world today. He has had a very successful career in the entertainment industry and his is far from over.
Human Rights Advocacy
Thor Halvorssen advocates for freedom and democracy through his various endeavors, including some of the films he has produced. He strongly criticizes oppressive leaders around the world and specializes on issues to do with slavery, human trafficking and dictatorship. Thor Halvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual festival that attracts numerous people from all over the world to celebrate and fight for human rights. He is actively involved in the activities of numerous human rights organizations including the Human Rights Foundation, On Own Feet, and the Moving Picture Institute among others.
Thor Halvorssen’s great works and passion for human rights and democracy have not gone unrecognized. He received the Sol Feinstone Award from the president of the University of Pennsylvania for fighting for students’ freedom of speech. He also received a presidential award from Emil Constantinescu, a Romanian leader, in 2010. This was in recognition of his efforts in the fight against slavery, oppression, and dictatorship.
Halvorssen is a world-renowned authority on matters to do with human rights. His opinions on the subject have been featured in various papers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine and National Journal among others. He was also featured on the TEDx show in 2010.He has been invited to give lectures on human rights in various places including Harvard Law School. His films are loved for their portrayal of real issues that were faced in the past and some that are still being faced by nations today.