Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza, more commonly called ‘Thor Halvorssen’ is a film producer and human rights advocate from Venezuela. He is known for his contributions in many fields, including pro-democracy advocacy, individual rights and civil liberties, public interest advocacy, and public policy.
He founded the Oslo Freedom Forum, which is a yearly gathering that brings together some of the best and brightest minds, prisoners of conscience, and powerful leaders to help end dictatorships. It was once described by The Economist as being a “spectacular human-rights festival… on its way to becoming a human-rights equivalent of the Davos economic forum.” Watch Video Here .
Mr. Halvorssen is also the president of the Human Rights Foundation, which is devoted to reaching human rights and freedom on a global scale.
Currently, he is the Patron of the Children’s Peace Movement, On Own Feet. He founded the Moving Picture Institute. As of 2010, he also acquired the Norwegian leftist magazine, Ny Tid.
Mr. Thor has dedicated his life to eradicating dictatorship, freeing those who are wrongfully imprisoned, and bringing true freedom to everyone across the world.
Though it may seem overly ambitious, Mr. Halvorssen is careful to never bite off more than he can chew. He has carefully tackled the problems the world faces at a steady pace, building his way up so that he can continue to help those in need. Mr. Halvorssen In LinkedIn.
Both the events that he facilitates as well as the events that he attends tend to draw in large crowds and lots of recognition. He is truly striving for – and succeeding at – a more balanced and free world.