Migrant kids living in tents in Paris have sadly become more and more ignored, like transparent. They make headlines in the news as updated figure or legal status. Starting from this harsh reality, I wanted to enter into their lives through poetry and imagination in order to share with them humanity and joy. What’s a kokokid? It refers to the word Kokoko in lingala which means “Knock Knock”. In my mind, with the great alliteration of the k-, a kokokid is a kid who grabs our attention or who *SHOULD* grab our attention, i.e. homeless kids and migrant kids. But far from clichés, a kokokid is witty and can be off-the-wall, and if possible to use this English idiom, a kid who “knock them dead”! Thanks to the help of her witty and wise native American guide Chaya, the shy Lou-Ann transfigures herself by becoming a woodpecker — associated to friendship and happiness in many Native American tribes. Both are the *kokokids KNOCKING* to our mind to re-think about our society and humanity behind the “migrant issue” now universal in many countries. My other narrative projects — short and feature — also include the themes of childhood and dancing that I love to explore. Most importantly, they are questioning the ‘normopathy’ of our (insane) society i.e. when norms become dogmas imposed on all human beings — dogmas that mechanically lead to compartmentalization and also rejection of the difference — either it’s the dogmas of a financial, fascist, racist or other totalitarianism of reason that proclaims to hold the absolute truth for all human beings. I’d describe then ‘a normopath’ as someone who categorizes either people living at the margins of the society or who underestimates other people just because they are different, never questioning herself/himself or the society itself. The discriminated people can be for example nomadic Gypsies, schizophrenic dumpster divers, migrants, people of color… After an awardwinning short “No neighborhood!”, a feature doc about nomadic Gypsies in France and an episodic doc (7 episodes, 8 minutes each) about a schizophrenic dumpster diver (Link of a short presentation HERE), I wanted to portray the burgeoning friendship in Paris between a child migrant and a Romanian young Gypsy, two ‘categories’ of people the most currently discriminated in France. I also wanted to visually associate the Eiffel tower to Africa and to replace the current way of connecting people (smartphone) by DANCING on transe style. The non-professional kid actresses initially cast were Katarina, a 7-year-old Romanian Gypsy girl and Chaya, a French 8-year-old girl whose mother comes from Congo. Through their characters, the story was about experiencing the absurd reaction of adults ignoring Gypsy and migrant kids or even judging them as pariah. The first day of shooting, I learned that Katarina’s mother just got sick and that Katarina wouldn’t be able to participate to the project. My friend’s niece Lou-Ann was on the set as an extra but she was very shy. I improvised a story about a witty Chaya and a shy Lou-Ann and that’s the reason why I decided to have minimal dialogue in an impressionistic style. I’m very proud of them both and I had so much fun working with them!