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It was One of the Hardest Jobs: Beyonce

Published : 19 Apr 2019 04:58 PM | Updated : 06 Oct 2021 12:52 AM

Grammy Award-winning singer Beyoncé stated she pushed herself hard to "go beyond great to legendary" to make ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’.

‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’ , which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the US.

Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and the intent behind her vision, the documentary gives a sneak-peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. The film is now available on Netflix.

In juggling dual roles as both the director of her live performance and the film that captured the process of making it, Beyoncé said: "It was one of the hardest jobs I have taken on but I knew that I had to push myself and my team to go beyond great to legendary." 

"We knew nothing like this was ever done on a festival level before and it needed to be iconic beyond compare. The performance was  homage to an important part of African-American culture. It had to be true to those who know and entertaining and enlightening to those who needed to learn. In making the film and re-telling the story, the purpose remained the same," she added.

As the first black woman to headline Coachella, the film recognizes the African American visionaries who inspired Beyoncé, whose personal knowledge of the relevance and celebration of HBCUs started with her father, Mathew Knowles, an alumnus of Fisk University.

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Along with Beyonce, the film is directed by Ed Burke. Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams are executive producers of the project.    —Hollywood Life

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