Exposing Corruption And Lies
Thor Halvorssen is an amazing film director and uses that experience to support his political causes. Often this occurs in the form of documentaries discussing topics related to human rights. Sometimes he creates films documenting the reality of closed societies. This approach is effective, but at times Halvorssen has experienced threats to his life for his work. He has also used fictionalized portrayals of oppression to express his point. These films are so successful he has even received awards for them.
Standing By His Family Of Freedom Fighters
Halvorssen isn’t the only one in his family fighting oppression. Both of his parents have resisted authoritarianism and examples of freedom fights are easily found going back down his lineage. Halvorssen is a descendant of the famed general Simon Bolivar. Just like Bolivar helped liberate South America from the imperialism of Spain, Halvorssen is helping people across the world create freer societies. The family’s work has often led to unfortunate consequences. His father, Thor Halvorssen Hellum, was once incarcerated for standing up to the oppression that plagues the country. A much more tragic befell his mother during the 2004 referendum. She was shot by supports of Hugo Chavez during a protest. The men involved were never arrested.
Leading The Human Rights Foundation
The center piece of Halvorssen’s work takes place at the Human Rights Foundation. Although Halvorssen had done work as an activist prior to creating this organization, it simply did not produce the same effects the Human Rights Foundation has. He has given the struggle against authoritarianism much more media exposure and helped pave the way for many of the current opposition movements found around the world. Although his fight is far from finished, the impact he has made with the Human Rights Foundation is changing everything.