Ikingut | 2000
A tale of friendship winning out over fear and ignorance in the frozen wilds of 19th century Iceland. During a severe winter that has eroded a village's food supply, 11-year-old Boas encounters a "monster" near the shore. Covered in fur and making strange sounds, the creature turns out to be an Inuit boy. Named after the first word he uses, Ikingut is taken into Boas' home, where he proves to be friendly and resourceful. Superstitious villagers, however, believe Ikingut to be a symbol of evil, and a dangerous chain reaction is set in motion.