Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream – HBO (2013)

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream - HBO

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream is a 2013 autobiographical documentary film, directed and executively produced by American singer Beyoncé Knowles. The documentary film was released on February 16, 2013 on the HBO network, in conjunction with Parkwood Entertainment, Knowles’ management company. The documentary film uses a combination of professional camera footage, private video from Beyoncé Knowles’ laptop and from her May 2012 4-night revue at Revel Atlantic City.

The project was the culmination of an entire careers worth of archive footage and photographs that are based in a digital storage room in her offices; particularly since 2005 as Beyoncé Knowles hired a “visual director” to film her life, as well as using a video camera on her personal computer.

The media established the documentary film as a breakaway from Beyoncé Knowles’ infamous private stance on her personal life. This included documenting the events of her marriage to Jay-Z, her miscarriage, birth of daughter Blue Ivy, as well as her professional split from her father and manager Matthew Knowles. Beyoncé Knowles addressed this in an interview with GQ magazine, saying “I always battle with: How much do I reveal about myself? How do I keep my humility? How do I keep my spirit and the reality? And how do I continue to be generous to — to my fans and to my craft? And how do I stay current? But how do I stay soulful? And it is the battle of my life. When I walk into a stage I’m able to come out of my shell and be as fabulous and over the top and strong and powerful as I want to be.”

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  • Kristen Alyce

    I loved every minute!!! <3

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  • Irika Sneed

    one word…..AWESOME!!! (Ok, that was 3…but you know what I mean!) :)

  • beyhive

    why cant i watch it? it says ‘video does not exist’? help

    • WatchDocumentaryFilms

      The link is updated. Sorry for the delay. U can watch now. If any issues don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks…

      • beyhive

        oh thank you! :)

        • WatchDocumentaryFilms

          You are always welcome.

      • Saskia Stolk

        it says it doesnt exist again

      • brii

        Its saying video does not exsist again

  • Ramona

    i cried when she showed her belly on that stage,shes a beautiful soul,a beautiful spirit!

  • Esther

    Very awesome, she remains grounded and humble which makes her soul more beautiful both inside and out. Peace to her and her family always.

  • danielle81983

    thank u so much for posting this…..I love the Carter’s so much!!!!!

  • mare

    šmrc,šmrc, kme, kmee from Croatia.. I cant watch it, why? cant you help me, please?

  • Kris

    This just cut off in the middle of me watching it! PLEASE help!!!

  • WatchDocumentaryFilms

    The video is updated now…

  • Sherry Bryant Petrie


  • kim

    omg i want to cry its so beautiful. the way she expresses her feelings

  • Faye

    this was truly amazing

  • Brian O. Smith

    If you can not watch I have it posted on my site and it is hosted by me so it will always be there. Love this site !!!

  • notFan

    Uništila si mi život kravo jedna!

  • shakeya monique

    it isnt playing

    • WatchDocumentaryFilms

      I check now. There is no problem in the link. Just click play. Sometimes error in network will come and give message ‘Click here to play’. Then you have to click there and it is working fine. If any problem after that don’t hesistate to contact me. Thanks…

  • Hannah

    She is such a beautiful woman. Not even just in from the outside though. Her inner beauty is so inspiring. When she started talking about God near the end, I broke down. I am so glad she made this documentary.

  • Veronika

    I enjoyed every minute… I’ve always thought that she is such a nice person… but I was wrong because she is incredibly amazing! You are my hero, B. <3

  • I love this documentary and every day i just play this , and hear what she say. it make me a better person

  • Camesha A. Jones

    Beyoncé is so beautiful… Love her and her family…. Love this documentary of her life… Beyoncé keep doing what you do…..

  • joanna

    Thanks beyonce. I was expecting a good documentary and i got a bunch of clips from your previous concerts. sweet.

  • Whitney

    Beautiful <3 Goes to show that you can't judge a person based on media. She has a beautiful heart and you can see it in this film.

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