What Is An Open Society?
An open society is a society that has a strong emphasis on giving people the right to determine their fate in life independent of how they were born. This is something many people take for granted, but in some parts of the world it simply isn’t reality. Instead, people are forced to live under the rule of oppressive leaders who determine exactly how they can live their lives. This is why Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Organization. He wanted to make himself a voice for those who live without the ability to stand up for themselves. For more than 13 years the Human Rights Foundation has done exactly this without fail.
Exposing The Harsh Reality
Documentaries are something many people watch for entertainment, but Halvorssen intends to do much more than entertain with his films. He wants top do everything he can to make sure that people understand what life is like for those who do not have the ability to determine how their lives will play out. He wants people to see Buddhists who cannot practice their faith in Vietnam and political prisoners in Venezuela. When people see these injustices they are able to understand why they need to make a difference.
Connecting Activists Around The World
Right now, Halvorssen is focused on connecting activists around the world and giving them a way to stand up to oppressors on their own terms. The Oslo Freedom Forums are doing just that. Originally hosted in Norway, the festivals serve as a way for human rights activists around the world to connect to each other and share ideas.
About Thor Halvorssen
Thor Halvorssen is one of the most prominent activists in America today. From founding the Human Rights Foundation to his efforts to make himself the most prominent examples of the defense of human rights. Despite his efforts he doesn’t rest or let his ego go to his head. He continues to do just about everything he can to help others in need and bring about a new age of open societies.