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Beyonce Channels Maya Angelou in Stunning Trailer for Netflix Film ‘Homecoming’ (Video)

Documentary drops on streaming service April 17

Last Updated: April 8, 2019 @ 7:24 AM

One year after her historic, career-defining performance at Coachella in 2018, Beyonce is set to release a concert documentary about her show called “Homecoming.” If you missed that show, prepare to be amazed.

In this first look, the Queen B hopes to “tell the truth” and be a “representative” for her race, leading off some intimate behind the scenes footage with audio from an interview with Maya Angelou.

“What I really want to do is be a representative of my race, of the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and love and to laugh and I know that when I’m finished doing what I’m sent here to do I will be called home,” Angelou says in the trailer. “Tell the truth, to yourself first, then to the children.”

The quote is fitting, because Beyonce used her performance to pay homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities, bringing dancers and marching bands on stage in order to perform alongside her. “Homecoming” is then interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and intent behind her vision, and it traces the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Beyonce and Netflix only just teased the film over the weekend ahead of its release in little more than a week away. “Homecoming” is available on Netflix on April 17.

Watch the stunning trailer for the documentary above.