The human rights activist and film producer Thor Halvorssen has been combining his passion for protecting the human rights of people across the globe with a need to bring stories of human rights abuses to as wide an audience as possible. Thor has developed a unique position in the film industry as one of the leading producers of documentaries that tell a human story that is designed to inform, inspire, and educate.
Thor made his name as a film producer with his work on the documentary “Freedom’s Fury”,funded through his own The Moving Picture Institute with the aid of Quentin Tarantino and actress Lucy Liu the movie was a critical and commercial success upon release. Much of the documentary work completed by Halvorssen has a political standpoint rooted on the left and is also extremely concerned with addressing the human rights abuses committed by governments of all political sides; Halvorssen is seen as a liberal, but his work addressing the abuses committed by socialist governments has allowed him the opportunity to bring his message of human rights for all.
Thor Halvorssen has worked tirelessly in his bid to push forward the human rights of all people in a way that is often blind to political viewpoints of those he is working against and with. Much of the work of Thor has been completed without an eye on gaining any political advantage for the future of his own organization or for any political group; Halvorssen has worked with groups and activists from a range of political standpoints in his bid to make sure each and every person robbed of their human rights has the chance to develop their future in a free and democratic manner. One of the aims of The Moving Picture Institute has been to develop new ways of creating successful films that show the issues caused by human rights abuses that would either not be funded by regular film studios or are made by those without previous film making experience.