By Jonathon Dornbush
Updated December 12, 2014 at 05:40 PM EST
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A year after Beyoncé dropped her self-titled album without warning and blew up the internet, she’s unexpectedly released another project: a short film celebrating that album.

As part of the platinum edition of Beyoncé, an 11-minute film titled “Yours and Mine” was included in the package. She’s posted the short, which includes black-and-white footage of the performer set against her narration. She muses on everything from her mother to her level of fame to her marriage.

“When you’re famous, no one looks at you as a human anymore,” she says early in the video. “You become a property of the public. There’s nothing real about it.”

While it’s not exactly a documentary, Beyoncé goes on to talk autobiographically about trying to find the balance in who she is and who the public conceives her to be. She also addresses how her early life and family made her who she is now. Little of what she discusses will be news to her fans, but it all feels like an honest insight into how the performer sees herself and her public persona—wrapped up in a slickly produced package, of course.

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