The real-life story of Reuben, a migrating boxer abandoned in the Sahara, and his providential encounter with the Giant, Evil Men Do depicts a man trying to live up to the message of life that offered him salvation. By dragging you from the utterly un/laughable to the near shamanic (or alchemical), Evil Men Do takes you on a journey into the simulational character of our modern world where the line between fiction and non-fiction is violently blurred. Dumora’s film is set within an unconventional transcultural divide that traverses Morocco and New Haven, CT., creating a world that lies at the intersection of migration, race, and social precarity on the one hand and fantasy, spiritualism and faith on the other.
Pierre Edouard Dumora was born in 1980 in Paris and continues to live and work there. He studied economics and law, then art and cinema at Le Fresnoy (2007-2009). He mainly works in films and installations. His work has been presented internationally (Cinémathèque Française, Sao Paulo Art Fair, Rencontres d’Arles, Belfort Film Festival, Festival Agora, Ircam, Helac&Wirth New York…) and has been the recipient of numerous prizes and grants.