Human rights advocate Thor Halvorrsen is the champion of the powerless. The tireless advocate, born and raised in Venezuela, comes from a long line of freedom fighters that dates back centuries.Halvorrsen is also the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum. Halvorresen has made many contributions to the promotion of civil liberties, human rights and public policy. He has been championed by The New York Times, The Economist and Time Magazine for his work around the globe.
Halvorrsen began his human rights activism in 1989 as a teenager. In London, he was one of the first people who organized a protest against apartheid in South Africa. Speaking out is something that is in Halverrsen’s blood. Both his mother and father have paid the price for upholding the rights of others. His Norwegian father was imprisoned for speaking out against the Venezuelan government. His mother was shot while protesting.After seeing so much unrest regarding human rights, halvorrsen opened the Human Rights Foundation in New York. “All people should have due process and their rights preserved,” said by Thor Halvorrsen. The foundation has helped secure the release of many political prisoners around the world.
As a producer, Halvorrsen is currently working with director Brian Singer on the adaptation of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. The science fiction novel, by Robert Heinlen, will be produced and directed by Singer. He is also working with author Kurt Vonnegut on an adaptation of his short story Harrison Bergeron.Halvorrsen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently divides his time between New York and California.