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First Person World Premiere

PHOTOS from the SOLD OUT First Person World Premiere & Benefit Concert during the 2008 Philadelphia Film Festival.

All photos courtesy of the Philadelphia Film Festival unless otherwise noted.

First Person receives a standing ovation from its first-ever audience.

Director Benjamin Herold (r) receives the SCION Award for Best First-Time Film Director.

Macho and the students of First Person lead a Q&A following the screening.

Director Benjamin Herold and the students of First Person thank the crowd at World Cafe Live during the afterparty and benefit concert, which raised almost $5,000 to provide financial assistance to Philadelphia youth trying to make it to college.

Lisa Nutter, President of Philadelphia Academies, Inc and Philadelphia’s First Lady, calls on the crowd to become involved in the lives of young people.

Ursula Rucker and the Back to Basics Band perform.

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