Thor Halvorssen is a naturalized citizen of the United States of America having moved there from Venezuela. Thor ran away from his native country after being threatened for unveiling corruption deals from prominent people. He is also involved in film production and produces films that are related to issues such as individual rights, pro-democracy and public policy. He is credited with the foundation of an institution known as the Moving Picture Institute. Thor Halvorssen is currently involved with a movie called the Moon is a Harsh Mistress and is one of the production directors. Civil rights movements that can be credited to him include the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum.
Thor has a degree in History and Political Science. He is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized with Phi Beta Kappa as well as magna cum laude. His father was arrested and tortured for investigating the Medellin cartel many years ago. He was even accused of terrorism. With the help of Amnesty International, Thor managed to set his father free with all charges against him dropped. 13 year ago, his mother was shot during a protest. Thor believes that this murder was perpetrated by the Venezuelan government.
Thor himself has been tortured when he was arrested in Vietnam together with his cameraman. He was interviewing the leader of an outlawed church in the country. To guarantee his safety, Thor had to convince the authorities that he was a Buddhist seeker.Thor has a love for humanity but a special love for those who oppose oppression. He stands against human trafficking, threats to democracy and slavery. Some of the people he has opposed include Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan president and labels him as a dictator for jailing gay people. In the US, he is a critic of Jose Serrano and Jack Kemp.