I want to tell you about a man I once knew.
He lived in a land so beautiful and white and silent, that if you scraped a harpoon on the ice, you could hear it for miles and miles.
We give thanks... for what the Earth provides.
My people, the Inuit have lived here for thousands of years.
But the land my forefathers knew is disappearing.
We can see the changes happening before our very eyes.
We have something to discuss...
When you were a boy you were taken from us.
Even though you were schooled by the southerners... we still loved you.
But now, knowing their ways will help you... for what lies ahead.
They told him of a dream passed down by the Elders.
It would change his life and mine.
...and then the Sun grew angry.
It came down from the heavens and it kissed the earth... and with that fatal kiss, all things were ended.
Now the ice is retreating.
The dream is coming to pass.
It is much to ask... but there is no one else who speaks their tongue.
You must go South.
This is all that we could raise.
These are tickets for air travel also.
Do this thing, for our sake if not theirs.
Tell their Elders of the dream so they understand that they must stop.
If they do not we are finished.
He lived his whole life under a big open sky, hunting and fishing in the wilderness.
But he found himself in an unknown world.
So he left his homeland at the top of the Earth and he came to the South... where the rest of us live.
Where is the silence?
All these people.
All this noise.
It's getting closer and closer, and I am getting smaller and smaller.
I must see the sky above me... in order to feel the ground beneath me.
But here, with all this... it is difficult to feel anything.
My parents call me Catherine, but on the streets, I go by Chloe.
And for me, that morning was just like any other.
Except... for one thing.
A freakin' Eskimo?
Yo... my man.
Hello! You lost?
Lost, can't find your way home?
Do you speak English? Speak English? Good.
Right, what we're going to do is...
We're going to take you to wherever you got to go, you feel me?
I need to speak to your Elders.
You want to speak to my momma?
I have an important message.
But listen here, so you could talk to my moms, right... that's cool... but you got to pay me, alright? Dinero... money.
You understand that? Yes? Good.
But you don't understand.
No, homey, you see... see baby, you don't understand.
I understand, I understand you're getting robbed, man.
Now give me your freakin' money. Yo, Mike! What'd I tell you, man?
You all right?
What are you doing? Can't you see he's a friggin' bum?
No, 'cause he... he was just looking like a flippin' tourist.
He was like this, looking up at the sky. What's so good about looking down anyway?
Would a tourist be dressed like a friggin' Eskimo?
No, he would not. Now why don't you go on and find a yo-yo with some real dough.
Go on! Dude...
Get out! Go on!
You all right?
You okay? Yes.
Thanks to her. Yes, I think so.
And that's when she agreed to be my guide.
For a small payment, she said she would lead me to the Elders.
I got to start Miming.
In here are all the old people you'll ever want to meet.
These are your Elders? Not mine.
But they'll do for your age fetish, I think.
Here's what we'll do, I'll create a distraction.
I don't understand.
And you run in and talk to all the elders you want.
They look like prisoners.
Now, pay attention, once I've taken out the first one, I'll signal to you to "Go, go, go!"
And that'll be your chance and you'll explode into the common room and I'll block the door behind you.
One... two... three!
Abandon the plan!
Oh, man, I'm going to ache tomorrow.
Those weren't the right Elders.
How did you get here? I walked.
Look, you wanted to see old folks, and I showed you old folks.
Is that what happens to people here when they get old?
In the city, life is very unfamiliar to me.
But this interesting one, I hope she can help me make my way in this strange wilderness.
This is it.
Close the hatch when you come down.
We agreed, it's just the three of us.
Relax, Sancho. This is Teddy.
He's an Eskimo. Inuk.
On a mission to see old people. Oh, good.
We agreed it's just the three of us and you bring home a grandpa journeyman.
He ripped off a mime today and gave us 38 bucks.
You know how I feel about thieves. Yeah, you can't trust them.
You can't trust them.
Yeah, well, he didn't know he was doing it at the time, so that makes it okay.
I'm not getting involved. With what?
With anything. I know how your mind works, Chloe.
We're married, you know. No, we're not.
We're getting married. No.
She's my girlfriend. Tyler!
She's my friend.
Let me show you your room.
This is my room? Yep!
But I have a... Not another word.
Tonight you are my guest, so make yourself at home.
And this is my room.
And who is this?
Where've you been living, the North Pole?
This is Bruce Lee. The great one.
The master. The dragon!
He's dead. Or is he?
Six feet under, Chloe. Shut up!
Was he a warrior? The greatest!
He was like... I don't know, who's your greatest warrior?
We don't have warriors. You don't have warriors?
What kind of people are you?
Who's like, the baddest hunter there's ever been in the North Pole?
Nanuk. Nanuk! He's like Nanuk, times a thousand.
Nanuk is the Lord of the North.
And Bruce is the Lord of everything else. Here endeth the lesson.
Sancho, what day is it?
Monday's we eat Thai food. Wednesday is Chinese.
Thursday is Indian. Tuesday is Italian.
Hey, here he comes.
Come here. Food on your face.
Are you sure you don't want any? Really good!
So what's the deal with the old people? It's a long story.
Is it a love story? No.
Kung Fu, yeah? I don't think so.
Tell it anyway. It's not like there's much on TV.
Imagine a land so vast, and beautiful, and silent, that if you take a harpoon and scrape the ice with it, you can hear the sound for miles and miles.
He talked about the oneness his people have with the Earth.
How they watched the moon to determine when the animals migrate.
But history isn't written, but is passed down verbally from generation to generation.
And then, he told us about the Elder's dream.
The legend of the angry sun.
They told me, these are the beginning of things.
They told me I will live on the never ending ice, under the midnight sun.
They told me of Hysa, the men of the South.
Their capacity for destruction.
Their need for expansion.
Building structures that scraped the clouds, and stopped the sun from seeing the Earth, from seeing the planets, from seeing the people.
And the men of the South grew sick and ugly.
But still the refuse of their ambitions spilled out.
Burning the ocean and spreading across the great country itself.
And then, the sun grew angry.
Wait! Let me take this from the top.
Your name is Teddy. Theo.
And you are an Eskimo? Inuk.
From Antarctica? The Arctic. North, not south.
On a mission from God? From my Elders.
About the end of the world?
I need to speak to your Elders, your leaders.
The ones who the people listen to.
You mean the President.
You want to speak to the President! If he is the leader of the south.
But... let me get this straight.
Where you're from... everything is south, right? Yes.
So you want to speak to every president. Every single one?
You're screwed. No, he's not. No, he's not screwed.
Sancho, you're missing the one crucial piece of this jigsaw puzzle.
My body is a friggin' temple.
You play chess? No.
Mr. Sweet does. He's like the best player in New York.
He makes a pretty good living hustling college kids and tourists.
He's helped me out a lot in the past.
Did you sleep okay? I adapt.
Yeah. You got to adapt, like water.
You put water in a glass, it becomes a glass.
You put it in a bottle, it becomes a bottle.
You put water in a teapot, it becomes a teapot.
Be water, my friend.
Bruce said that. He was wise.
Chloe! Come over here, girl!
He's kind of mad. I...
Tyler. Hey, Theo.
He wasn't too happy to hear Chloe was picking up strays again.
What state you from? Non Ugak.
Ever see a penguin? Only in books.
Ever build an igloo? Yes. Many.
He's an Eskimo all right. Inuk.
In your what? Boy, I wasn't signifying, I was testing you.
That was a test. And you passed.
That was one crazy story.
But I don't buy that end of the world nonsense.
Look at him.
I've been looking and it looks like he's telling the truth.
It may not end. It may simply change.
But we will all suffer.
Suffer? Have you seen where we're sitting?
It's time for a revolution. No, it ain't.
So... we in the south is doing some real bad stuff, and the sun got ticked and is coming down to bust heads.
Now some dead dude is dreaming all this, leaving your people to send you here to warn the President.
Every President. Yeah, yeah. Every President.
Why New York? I don't understand.
Why are you here in New York? They gave me a ticket.
They didn't explain.
You didn't ask? No.
Why not London, or Paris, or Tokyo?
Do I need to be somewhere else? I will go.
How, brother? How? You got some wings I don't know about?
I have legs. You can't be walking to Europe.
Ain't you never seen a map?
Where are you going now?
Ain't you been listening to me? You need a plan.
What will be, will be. Oh, come on.
What am I doing here? What will be, will be?
Who do you think you are? Some divine and glorious Buddha?
And I'm taking you serious. I tell you what...
Why don't you stay here and Mr. Sweet will split, 'cause I'm a busy man.
I've got things to do and you need to stop picking up strays.
What a shame.
Hey, why are you so interested in this guy?
What I see in this guy?
I see innocence, and purpose, and meaning.
I haven't believed in anything for way too long.
So... you've been living here the whole time?
Been here one time.
Once? How the hell did you find your way back here from Harlem?
Inuksuks. On the tundra, there are no landmarks, so we build them.
Here, there are many, I don't need to build any.
Why are you so down? Mr. Sweets' a smart guy, but he ain't always right.
This time he is. I don't know anything about this place.
That's what you're worried about?
Look, right here is everything you need to know about America.
It's the standard form of education. Schools are just used for socializing.
The prize is the largest in television history.
Over ten million dollars.
The stakes... are everything you've got.
I got to go.
Bring the others. There is plenty of room here.
I needed to learn more about my new environment...
I have to observe my surroundings... and the people.
When I was a boy... we were taught that we are stronger as a group.
For example, I cannot harvest a Walrus all by myself.
I must have help.
Even with all this information, the Elders have so much to learn, so much is discarded.
But by using our resources, we can find our place.
What I am realizing is that when you are in an unfamiliar place you must establish community by reaching out.
Connecting with nature.
Communicating with the people of the village.
And finally, you can adapt.
This way you can find people who believe.
I've been entrusted by my Elders to deliver an important message.
And I cannot do this alone.
A lot of people are starting to listen to your boy.
You think he's good for his cause? A bunch of bums getting behind him?
It ain't a cause, it's a quest.
Tell him I know why they sent him to New York.
Why? Just tell him.
Check mate. That's fifty bucks, kid. Double or nothing.
Isn't this the one area us girls have never found a solution for?
Well, now we have, with the Shake Weight.
Now we can shake our weight of firm and fabulous arms and shoulders in just six minutes a day...
I need to walk.
When I think about this place, it's so easy to get lost, to lose your way.
The people of the south seem to be trying to find themselves... find their grounding.
It's like they're being pulled away from their center.
They have every convenience in the world, but they do not know what it is like to walk under the big sky.
So I must learn to live in their world, in the shadow of the skyscrapers.
He's an Inuk.
What are you doing here?
He's here to save the world.
Why don't you guys sit down and tell us about it.
If you really think about it, the environment is a school, but without walls.
We must be open to everything it is teaching us.
It really is a giver of life, and we must protect it, because things are changing way too fast.
You were sent here for a reason.
He's going to save the world! Easy, Tyler.
No, no, no, no. I said, "Here."
Now, why was he sent here if he needed to speak to all the leaders of the world?
That's a good question. Why?
Mr. Inuk... meet Mr. United Nations.
Of course, I'd already worked that out, but coming from Sweet, it sounded better.
...but you still need a plan. And a suit.
She's right, you're going to need a suit.
You can't go into that joint looking like a... well, like a friggin' Eskimo. You got to look cool.
Or else they'll think you're crazy.
Though, they're going to think that anyway as soon as you open your mouth.
Yeah, people think I'm crazy.
We'll go shopping tomorrow.
Okay. I'm outta here.
I got to go before they close the shelter.
You're welcome to stay here if you want to.
What... and lose my bed?
What'll happen when you're not around anymore?
But I'll be thinking.
We're close? Yes.
I guess you'll be heading back after?
You miss it? Yes.
The silence. The simplicity.
Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
What about you. Do you miss your home?
This is my home. Nothing to miss.
What about your family?
My dad... but... these guys are my family now.
I've been on the streets so long, I can barely remember why I ran away in the first place.
I was a junkie, and a thief, until a couple of years ago. That's when Mr. Sweet found me.
Anyway, I chose to run, and I'm not saying that this is the sweet life, but it was my choice.
I can live with that.
Life is so full of difficulties, but in my homeland, our sense of family bunches together like a warm coat against the cold wind.
God gave you legs.
Yes, but my wife gave me this, I know who I'm more afraid of.
You'll need some things. I can adapt.
Take them anyway.
For your mother's sake.
We were taught that to waste resources is a form of stealing, and we should never over harvest.
I have observed that in New York, over harvesting has a special name.
It's called shopping.
Would you like change?
How much you got?
No. We want a suit.
Okay. Am I being filmed?
We just want a suit, please.
Yes, I heard that, but... But what, Tinkerbell?
We want a frickin' suit! You need me to slap the wax out of your ears?
You want to try it, sister?
I chose to let that comment slide.
To be the bigger person in this situation.
I hate you!
We decided on somewhere a little more reasonable.
Okay, let's shop.
Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey! Tyler, sit down.
Don't he look fly?
He looks so good. I would just... Yeah, super fly.
You got the suit. I got the plan.
Now all these degenerates you've been talking to around town, I think they just might come in handy.
Alright, I got your back.
Don't take no for an answer and keep your eyes peeled.
You're not coming in with me?
I think one freak at a time is all they can handle.
You can do this, Theo.
Just be you. Good luck. All right.
Which one? Your first name.
My first name...
The day I was born in an igloo, my mother gave me a name, naming me after her mother, Julia.
Why were you at the U.N.?
Because I was on a mission.
You realize that just barging into the U.N. is illegal.
Well, you know... you call the King, the King.
You call the Queen the Queen. You call Mr. Sweet...
Mr. Sweet? ...Mr. Sweet.
Mr. Sweet? Yes, sir.
What is your given name?
You're in trouble.
Why were you at the U.N.? What is her relation to you?
What's her name? Her name is Chloe.
Chloe is not violent.
I didn't mean to break the law, but your stupid guards got in my way.
We were trying to get in to talk to the Elders, but for some reason they wouldn't let us in.
Who were the people that you showed up to the U.N. with?
Who are these people?
They're my friends. They're my tribe.
They're my nation.
The sun is going to create chaos in the world.
We have angered the sun.
So your message is based on the sun's anger?
And you're being sent by... a group of people to the U.N.?
You were going there to hurt someone.
No! I was not... Let me tell you what I think.
You were going there to hurt someone. Do you understand what's going on here?
I want to know why you and the rest of your party decided to go to the U.N. unauthorized.
You have serious problems.
Why are you here? That's what I need to know.
I'm not playing games with you. I'm not...
You are in serous trouble.
Let go of me! Chloe?
I came to deliver a message from the Inuit people.
Are you listening?
I screwed everything up, like I always do.
How's the Eskimo, man?
Hi. Did you talk with the police?
Yes, my lawyers did. Are you alright?
I have some friends still in there.
I know, I know. And I'm not sure what I can do for them because we have to see what they're charged with, but... the young girl, she might be in a little trouble.
Can we go some place and talk?
You know, I heard your story about the sun.
I was listening at the U.N. and I found it fascinating.
I was sent here to deliver a message.
The message I should be delivering is to my own people.
What is the message?
We are too late.
Your leaders don't have the power to change anything.
Your television sets have the real power.
They compel you to buy things that you do not need.
And envy things that are worthless.
They tell you to drive cars that cannot even move because everyone else is driving one, in cities where there is no clean air.
They mock the way you look... and affect your happiness.
What can your leaders do about your nature, when it is so corrupted that when you live each day, it's based on consuming, devouring and wasting?
Never happy until nothing is left.
My message should be for my own people.
We must prepare for the sun's kiss... for it is surely coming sooner than we think.
Theo! Wait... if you would agree to say exactly what you just said in front of an audience, I swear that I will do everything in my power to get your friends out of jail.
Look, here's my card. If you agree, that's my address.
I heard what happened today.
Are you pleased?
So what next?
I have Chloe's pictures. Should I return...
That's not what I'm talking about. No, I mean, what are you going to do?
I feel I should go home.
Really? Go home?
No, no, no, no, no. That's not an option.
You're the one that got their hearts into this.
I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I mean, alright...
Look around you. This is what we got.
It's never going to get any better than this.
But you... you come into our lives, it's different. Everything changes.
For a minute, they get to feel like they were somebody.
They're not thinking about what they can't do, they're thinking about what they can.
You inspired them.
You need to fix this.
You started it, you finish it.
You understand me?
So we talked almost all night.
Monica wants to organize an event, so the leaders of the south can hear my message.
And I couldn't wait to share the good news with my friends.
Please have as much as you'd like. Check this out.
Persian, about mid-eighteen century.
From the look of it, it's got to weigh at least 60 pounds.
Well, I don't know how much it weighs actually, but... you're dead on about the country of origin and the age. How did you know that?
I used to be in the rug business when I was younger.
Okay, well... thanks for getting us out and all that, but we really got to get going.
But there's lots of room here. We will all be comfortable.
What... do you mean that... Oh, come on, we can't impose.
Yeah, no, we can't impose. Tyler, Sweet...
It would make great use of all this wasted space.
Is that not true?
Please, I insist. All of you, you must be my guests while I... arrange for Theo to speak. What?
But who was this person?
I mean, who lets four homeless people just move into their house?
A knight moves like this... in an "L" shape, and it can jump other pieces.
No! A Queen don't jump!
She moves like this.
What about the King? A King is a lazy fool.
He don't get nowhere fast.
This is a Rook... or a Castle.
He moves up and down or side to side.
But castles don't move. Are you messing with me?
Want to take a seat?
I could show you how to use this thing.
You could make yourself useful around here.
Oh, come on, it's fun.
So, what we're trying to do here is we're looking for companies that want to sponsor an event that Theo would speak at, alright? So...
What you do... so you have this little box over here with the cursor, type in, say...
And then you get a whole list.
And you just click on one of them with the tracking pad... and that's how you find a list of potential sponsors.
You think you could do that for me?
You don't like me very much, do you Chloe?
What's there to like?
Your money? Your house?
So you think you're the only one who's had it tough?
I don't know you, I don't know your story, I don't know what you've been through, and maybe it's been very dark for you, but... but living on the street does not automatically make you morally superior, Sugar.
Yeah, castles don't move. Once you build it, if the cornerstone is fixed properly, solid foundation, it's not going anywhere.
Look, man! I know the physics, and I'm saying it don't matter!
'Cause it's a game!
But it has no purpose. Of course it has a purpose!
It's a game, its purpose is fun, and fun is what we having right now! This is fun!
I don't like fun.
Chloe, please open the door.
Go away, Monica.
I think you should come out here so we can talk about this.
If I come out there, I won't be responsible for my actions.
I am prepared to take that chance if you are.
Look... you don't trust me, right?
No, I don't.
Alright, I understand that. But what can I do?
You can start by telling me why you're helping him.
Helping Theo? Yeah.
Why do people always want simple answers?
Her name is Baruti.
She was 18 months old in South Africa when that picture was taken.
Look at those bright eyes.
When Baruti was two years old, she developed full-blown AIDS.
She was one of my patients and our treatment could have saved her.
But in the real world things aren't that simple.
Children are excluded from clinical trials because it's considered child abuse to expose them to experimental treatments.
The powers that be have their agendas and...
and so instead of saving this beautiful girl's life, I sat by her bedside every day, and watched... as the light went out of those little eyes.
And she was gone.
Just as I sat and watched countless others die, people I could have saved but I didn't because the rules said I couldn't.
So... after Baruti, I made myself a pact.
No more rules, if I could help, I would.
There's so much indifference in this world that I can barely sleep at night, and if I could make one tiny difference in something, I have to.
That's the least I can do, right?
I went to residential school, and my Elders... had noticed that I could speak your language a bit, so they sent me here.
And you know, in their day... the Missionary run school, so therefore religion was taught.
Probably the first thing that they taught us...
I learned about God.
And in the beginning was the Earth, which is a gift.
We have a responsibility to look after what we have been given.
But far too often, the inhabitants are taking, and not giving back.
So I was chosen by my Elders to bring this message to the people of the South, and their leaders.
Okay, everybody, it's time to go.
It all sounded promising...
Monica set up a meeting with people who might support an event for Theo to deliver his message.
Okay, good. Come on then. Come on, guys. Here we...
All right guys, remember this is really important, okay?
Let's just let Theo do all the talking. Alright? Come on.
Come on in.
Are there no stairs?
Yes, but we have to take the elevator. I'll take the stairs.
Don't be silly, it's on the 62nd floor. I'll find it.
Michel Victor... Welcome.
This is Mr. Sweet. Okay.
So... where's our guy?
He's on his way, he'll be here any minute.
He just took the stairs.
Is there a problem with the elevator?
He's doing his part to reduce his carbon footprint.
There you go. Good for him.
You do realize, Monica, that the reason that we have been waiting here for you is because we would like to meet this Mr. Theo.
Yes, I completely understand, and I truly apologize for the delay.
I was not aware that he had an issue with that sort of mechanical conveyance.
But... he is an amazing person and fully worth the wait, I promise you all.
Look, at the end of the day, your individual companies have made great contributions to the world.
But all of you sitting at this table right now, if you joined forces, and help us elevate Theo to a place where he can spread his message with his voice, you all have a chance to save... I've had enough.
I'm sure Theo is a great guy, but I have another meeting I have...
Sit yourself down, lady! Excuse me?
We came a long way to talk to you guys, and right now the little guy is struggling up 62 flights of stairs to talk to you.
Look, this has gotten really uncomfortable and very unprofessional.
I'm sorry, she shouldn't have spoken... No need to be sorry. Chloe is right.
You've got the money, we all know that, but do you have the heart?
See, you've got to understand one thing, you are not the only game in this town.
You think you're checking us out?
Every player in this city wants a piece of us.
But the question is, do we want a piece of you? Okay?
Now, I don't mean any offense.
And nor do I, but waiting for him to walk up 62 flights of stairs...
Okay. Alright. Okay. Just give me two minutes.
Two minutes. Two minutes.
Monica, can I have your computer? Come on, Chloe.
You see, the ice my people depend on to survive is vanishing.
It might seem insignificant to you, but if I don't bring you this message, our way of life will be gone.
Here in the south, you have not seen these changes, but you will.
Our forefathers were wise and taught us well.
But the day will come when we ourselves will be forefathers.
Are we being wise?
My people ask you to act or it will be too late.
It was a long walk.
The meeting's over.
Yeah, they all waited like half an hour for you.
Lucky for you, your friends were there... 'cause they're going to back us!
It was an indescribable feeling.
After everything we had been through, Theo's message was going to be heard by people who can actually do something.
To Theo. To Theo!
I have something for you since you won't accept my alcohol.
Oh, a box. It's not just a box.
Oh, okay. There's something in it.
Take a look at this, guys.
You like them? Yes, I do.
Just like walking on clouds.
We won't mention the sweatshops then. Sorry?
No. What? Never mind. They're so cool.
Makes me even taller.
Theo! Come on, boy!
Momma told me there'd be days like this.
You know... sometimes Theo just needed to walk.
To be under the sky.
He helped me see the beauty in the smallest things.
To see the good in everyone.
But it's hard to see the good in what happened next.
There are days when I feel responsible... and my heart aches... because if I had known what would happen to him, I never would have let him out of my sight.
Where are you going? I'm leaving.
Why? Because you ask too many questions.
But I'll be back.
What was I thinking?
Something stupid and pointless.
Something wasteful as Theo would have said.
Once you know the story... how this little Inuit guy thought he could change the course of history...
and it wasn't because he wanted to be rich or famous, it was just because he wanted the world to stay beautiful.
Because he wanted to keep being an Inuit guy living an Inuit life like his Pa and his Grandpa.
He just didn't know he could do it.
You know... I asked Theo about his homeland one night, and I'll never forget what he said.
It is unlike anything you've ever seen.
The snow... the stillness... it teases you and never lets you go.
In this moment... you realize that you are standing on sacred ground.
Underneath you are cathedrals of ice, home to life we will never see.
What song are they singing?
What story are they telling?
Will we care for them?
Will we care for each other?
This is my hope.
This is my prayer.
If there's a heaven like they say there is, and it's all beautiful and white, then maybe he's home, hunting and fishing and... walking friggin' everywhere.
I know one thing though... it's time for a revolution... a revolution of the mind.
Well, I must say you make quite an impact with this story.
And I'm sure the people at home will be thinking a little more about what it was that Theo said... let me get it right...
"Caring for one another."
Now, if you don't mind my saying it, you yourself, you've come a long way.
I got a lot of people who... I love, and who love me.
And I'm tired of running.
This is the sweet life, and I have the rest of mine to look forward to.
Have any last words for our viewers?
Don't think... feel.
It's like a finger pointing to the moon, don't concentrate on the finger, or you'll miss all the heavenly glory.
That was a profound statement.
That was Bruce Lee.