Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist who has recently been becoming an increasingly popular figure on media channels of all political persuasions for his eloquent and well thought out arguments about politics and the most popular causes in the human rights community. Social justice is an area the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum and the Human Rights Foundation is a keen supporter of and uses his own status as a movie producer to bring some of the biggest names in the film industry to the cause of backing those robbed of their human rights; among those who have attended the Oslo Freedom Forum are Hollywood star Christian Bale who has backed the cause of many political prisoners.
Film has always seemed to play a key role in the life of Thor Halvorssen as he has embarked on a movie career that has seen him become one of the world’s leading documentary and fiction film producers who has worked with some of the world’s leading Hollywood stars. Halvorssen has linked his film work with his interest in human rights issues as Thor has sought to create a new way of looking at some of the most inspiring stories of the past that show how the human spirit can overcome even the most repressive regimes. In fiction, Thor Halvorssen has been keen to push forward science fiction stories featuring a dystopian vision of the future that was shown through an adaptation of the Kurt Vonnegut short story “Harrison Bergeron” that was completed with the aid of the Moving Picture Institute. Watch Video Here.
Over the course of his career as a film producer, Halvorssen become best known for developing his role as a documentary creative who often looks to tell the stories of revolutions taking place in the former Soviet eastern bloc. The global view of every aspect of his life has been shown in the many different stories Thor has chosen to tell, including the production of the documentary “The Singing Revolution” that has become the top growwing documentary in the history of Estonian cinema.
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