‘Saturn Saved Me’ is a 50 minute personal documentary film by Sharon Smith. A spiritual road movie about her experiences in India on the bumpy road to wisdom, it explores her encounters with astrology and divination as she consults with Indian soothsayers and healers and looks for an ancient palm leaf that reveals her destiny. Sharon discovers that her past life deeds are preventing her from being happy as well as keeping her single. What’s more, she has a curse! As a contemporary American woman, her predicament is both humorous and poignant as she confronts the collision between Western values and ancient Eastern beliefs. Sharon is nonetheless transformed by this experience and returns to New York City embracing the freedom that her life offers.
Director: Sharon Smith