Saging the World - free film screening

21jan5:00 pm6:30 pmSaging the World - free film screening5:00 pm - 6:30 pm(GMT-07:00)

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a free film screening at the Escondido Arts Partnership
Saturday January 21st at 5pm
Produced by Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small and the California Native Plant Society
Directed by: Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small and David Bryant
See Trailer:
Sage smudging has become a viral trend. What’s the truth behind the smoke? “Saging” has become common in movies, TV shows, social media, and cleansing rituals, people burning sage bundles in the hope of purifying space and clearing bad energy. Instead of healing, the appropriated use of saging in popular culture is having a harmful effect.
Indigenous communities have tended a relationship with white sage for thousands of generations. White sage (Salvia apiana) only occurs in southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico. Today, poachers are stealing metric tons of this plant from the wild to supply international demand. Saging the World spotlights the ecological and cultural issues intertwined with white sage, centering the voices of Native advocates who have long protected and cherished this plant
The short documentary was produced by Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small, and the California Native Plant Society to foster awareness and inspire action for white sage. For more information on the film and ways to support white sage, visit

White Sage


January 21, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm(GMT-06:00)

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