Thor Halvorssen Mendoza is a Venezuelan political activist and public speaker who is widely known and often highly regarded for the creation of the Human Rights Foundation, a non-profit group founded in 2005 and is based out of The Big Apple, that seeks the protection of basic human dignities for individuals living in closed societies with repressive regimes (for instance, North Korea, Qatar, ect.). The organization’s credo is highly indicative of Halvorssen’s particular strain of philosophy: “To ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted.”
This line is a very concise encapsulation of Mr. Thor Halvorssen’s body of thought and can be seen in his activist efforts in Ho Chi Mihn City where, in 2010 he was beaten bloody and imprisoned for sneaking into the home of a famous Buddhist leader who had been imprisoned in the course of a surge of Vietnamese religious persecution of Buddhists. Halvorssen had recorded a interview with the imprisoned leader and was apprehended as he attempted to slip away from the religious scion’s premises but was able to hand off the video card of the interview to one of his confederates before he underwent his ordeal at the hands of his Vietnamese captors click here.
However, boots on the ground activism is not all that Mr. Halvorssen engages in, he also has extended his reach to the big screen with a slew of political documentaries which the Venezuelan orator has helped craft throughout the years, generally in the capacity of executive producer. His facebook, Some of these include the lauded 2006 documentary, Hammer & Tickle, which investigates the usage of humor through the history of the soviet regime and the ways it was used to criticize communist demagogues in power as well as the widely praised 2007 investigative documentary film, Indoctrinate U which looked into the myriad ways that liberal progressive identity politics had taken over the educational institutions of America. Mr. Halvorssen is continuing his film career in partnership with Hollywood celebrity director, Bryan Singer, in a silver screen adaptation of the R. A. Heinlein science fiction classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.