In Neot-Semadar, a unique self-learning community in a remote desert area of Israel, every couple of years a special event called "Moving houses" takes place. For one month in the summer, all the people participate in renovating and switching houses. Nobody knows in advance to where he will move. The whole community is getting into a very personal and shaking journey, where packing the house and renovating is arousing an inner journey of self-observation and questioning about existential aspects of life. Thru an Intimate and a quiet glance, the story of “Moving Houses” reveals, and touches the essence of this special community, and the essence of human-beings, that seek the feeling of inner home and freedom.

Director: Maya Mcmanus-Ronen

Producer: Maya Mcmanus-Ronen



Duration: 72 min.
Date of Release: 2022
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

World Sales

Ruth Films


Drama Documentary, Human Interest / Social Issues, Jewish Topics, Personal Stories, Social Issues, Spirituality