Thor Halvorssen, Human Rights Activist and Film Wunderkin

The Venezuelan globe trotter, Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, is most well known for his political actions, primarily his activist efforts with the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum to combat tyranny the world over. What he is not quite so well known for are his many accomplishments a Hollywood, documentary film producer. Thor Halvorssen first began his film production career in 2006 with the little known documentary film, Hammer & Tickle. The film was a in-depth look at the usage of humor, particularly satire about Communism, during the Soviet Union’s repressive regime. Mr. Halvorssen helped to produce the film and then, in keeping with his highly energetic and work driven character, he moved on to two other movie projects in the very same year, those being, Freedom’s Fury and The Singing Revolution Respectively.

The film, Freedom’s Fury was a documentary focusing upon the Australian 1956 Summer Olympics, specifically telling the tale of the fabled water polo match between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Republic of Hungary where tensions where so high that one of the Russian players violently struck one of the opposing team members, causing him to bleed and the match to be remembered as the Blood In The Water Match. The other film, The Singing Revolution focused on the plight of the Estonian people during, once again, the Soviet regime, where song was the political weapon of choice. Again, Halvorssen produced both films.

In 2007 Halvorssen produced two films, Sugar Babies and Indoctrinate U, the former focusing on the ethical horrors which have arose around the sugar cane industry, the latter focuses on the manipulation and political theology of modern American education. Over the next couple of years Mr. Halvorssen would go on to produce five more films with his latest being Halo of Stars, which is as yet in post production and is slated for release sometime in 2017.

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