Thor Halversson heps send Sylvester Stallone movies into North Korea

Fox News did not manage to get what they expected from Thor Halversson. The head of the Human Rights Foundation did not give the network the anti-socialism, anti-Bernie Sanders rant that producers expected. Instead, the interview focused on how easily unscrupulous leaders could use socialism to gain power. If the leader is not committed to the ideals of socialism, his regime can easily become despotic and take away the rights of the people.

Halversson remains involved in other efforts to roll back tyrannical regimes around the world. One of his efforts involves helping a defector launch Western videos and films into North Korea using air balloons. The goal of these balloon airlifts is to introduce the inhabitants of the country to the outside world.

Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-Il maintained a tight grip on the country’s press and media. North Korean propaganda regularly touts the evil of western societies and the evils of the capitalist Americans. The balloon flights were started because the defector wanted his former fellow countrymen to know about the outside world. News programs and entertainment DVDs, along with occasional other supplies are sent across the border. Thor at Facebook .

Although certain items in the balloon flights are popular, picking these items up is not without risk. Anyone caught picking them up could be executed for treason. Even with this risk, DVDs featuring American action movies are especially popular. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger continue to enjoy popularity in the communist country, even though their careers have long been in decline in the United States.

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Thor Halvorssen Fights on Behalf of Oppressed People Around the World

It is a sad fact that even in this modern era, people in countries around the world are still being oppressed by ruthless dictators. These dictators use violence and the threat of violence to silence any opposition. People living under these dictatorships are often denied even the most basic rights. Liberty and freedom of speech are greatly restricted. The rare individuals who have the audacity to speak out against these dictators are harshly punished. These powerless people are forced to suffer in silence for years as they languish in prison. Fortunately, Thor Halvorssen is there to give these victims a voice and to fight for them.

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist from Venezuela. Thor has been a human rights activist since he was a teenager. In 1989, a young Thor Halvorssen joined organized opposition against apartheid in South Africa. As Thor grew older, the events in his life led him to become deeply concerned with human rights issues. Thor’s father was arrested, imprisoned and tortured on bogus charges after he started investigating corruption within the government of Venezuela. Thor worked with Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to get his father released from jail after he served 74 days of unjust imprisonment.

After his mother was shot and wounded by Venezuelan government security agents in 2004, Thor Halvorssen started the Human Rights Foundation. The Human Right Foundation is dedicated to promoting liberty and speaking out on behalf of victims of human rights abuse around the world. Thor Halvorssen and the HRF take on oppressive authoritarian regimes wherever they find them. The HRF has fought to protect human rights and free speech in countries such as Venezuela, Cuba, China and Vietnam. At least 7 political prisoners have been set free as a result of the efforts of Thor Halvorssen and the HRF.

Thor Halvorssen is also an accomplished film producer. Thor uses film as a medium to highlight human rights violations. Thor produced Hammer and Tickle, a film that shows how the Russian people used jokes and satire to express the truth when free speech was suppressed by the Soviet regime. Thor Halvorssen still works to speak out on behalf of oppressed people around the world.

 

Thor Halvorssen; more than a political and civil advocate, film producer extraordinaire

Thor Halvorssen, an actor, a producer, and a political activist, has an upcoming film called “Halo of Stars.” It is due for release in 2017. He’s also a Nobel Peace Prize recipient for his contributions as the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum.

Other film credits…

Another film Thor Halvorssen co-produced was the political film, “Freedom’s Fury.” In fact, he worked with executive producers, Quentin Tarantino, Lucy Liu, and Andrew Vajna. The film’s premier was at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is based on the popular uprising against the Hungarian dictatorship. The documentary focused on the triumphant telling of the 1956 Hungarian fighters struggle for freedom which included the Russian and Hungarian water polo teams.

Some other films he’s received credit for as co-producer are the futuristic political film “2081” (2009) and “Uprising” (2001). These two films illustrate the remarkable way Halvorssen staples his political voice into the content of the films’ storylines.

His passion towards these controversial subjects and the exposure of corrupt governmental bodies are touching and remarkable at the same time. Much of Halvorssen’s films exposed injustices within such nations. In fact, many foreign countries, along with their struggling economies, are due to the lack of a democratic society.

Among some of the other films have that shed light to the same subject matter are “Hammer and Tickle” (2008) and “The Sugar Babies” (2006). In addition, the young political activist has produced, “The Singing Revolution.” This particular film (The Singing…) is a musical. More importantly, it’s a film that educates viewers on the struggles for independence by millions of Estonians during a century of invading nations.

Advocate for truth and justice

Halvorssen is also an advocate for abolishment of child labor in foreign countries. In 1999, he campaigned at a huge company’s shareholder’s meeting. It became national news in the late 90s. It exposed a large technology corporation’s attempt to stop an “anti-slave labor policy.” The corporation worked with China and it’s Laogai labor camps that imprisoned more than eight million children, women, and men in various farms, factories, and facilities. Halvorssen is also credited for working and campaigning for more than a dozen other civil and criminal injustices in various foreign countries.

The future shines; Thor Halvorssen

Finally, Halvorssen’s political and civil defense by way of film producing has marked him as another great producer in independent filmmaking. It shows his remarkable determination, commitment, and loyalty to the subject of civil rights and the people’s rights for independence from their communistic nations.

His actions are courageous as well as passionate proving to film goers that this the film medium speaks louder than words. In fact, Halvorssen has overcome his own obstacles, but those barriers didn’t hold him back from his pursuit for something he is passionate about. All in all, his upbringing in Venezuela has it’s own political issues to deal with; Halvorssen has a strong presence there as well. Yet, to be a voice for millions of foreigners who were born in countries that fight for the same struggle for independence is a battle in itself.

The outlook for this political activist and film producer looks bright for him. It’s film producers such as Halvorssen’s that help shed light on political issues that are still going on today. Bringing this type of subject matter to the cinema forefront is magical as well as enlightening to those who need to know the truth about certain political issues that will more or less be seen in the news.

If you don’t know who this 40 year old is, you soon will. He’s considered a self-made man, a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, a political and a civil right’s activist who has impressed millions already. As a film producer and actor, his career has only started.