View Entry

The Tribe of Gods / Treibh na nDéithe

Tory Island is a small Irish-speaking community on Ireland's most remote inhabited island. For almost 25 years, Patsy Dan Rodgers has been Tory's king, working constantly to secure their unique way of living. When the island's ferry is replaced - it's the daily link to the mainland - the islanders feel their views are being ignored, and a campaign to reverse the decision begins. Patsy's health declines as the campaign takes off, and he passes away quite suddenly while on the mainland for treatment. Can the Tory community, on the very margins of Ireland and Europe, preserve their unique way of life, with or without a king?

Celtic Media Festival 2021
The Tribe of Gods / Treibh na nDéithe
Title in English
The Tribe of Gods
Entry Category
Spirit of the Festival
Produced By
Lugh Films / Dearcán Media / Tita Productions
Loic Jourdain, Deaglán Ó Mocháin & Laurence Ansquer
Directed By
Loic Jourdain
Production Partners
Northern Ireland Screen Irish Language, France 3 Bretagne, TEBESUD, TEBEO, TVR
Loic Jourdain & Mirjam Strugalla
TG4 & BBC Gaeilge