Freep Film Festival Features 'Rouge'

Documentary on historic River Rouge high school basketball teams


April 11, 2024

"Rouge," a full-length documentary by filmmaker Hamoody Jaafar, a Downriver native who tells not only the story of the 2020 team working toward the school's 15th state championship but also the history of River Rouge basketball and the lasting threads in the modern era.

Highlights of the film -

In the 1950s, legendary high school basketball coach Lofton Greene led the recently racially integrated River Rouge High School Panthers to a record number of state championships in a league of otherwise segregated schools. Now, almost 70 years later, LaMonta Stone, a former Panther himself, has returne...

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