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5 best documentaries to watch in December



Documentaries offer a fun and unique way of telling stories of past events as documented throughout the years.

Ranging from historical events to contemporary issues to human experiences, documentaries are a great way to capture one’s attention, while equipping knowledge and spicing up one’s holiday.

You can watch them from sources such as Youtube or TV versions recreated into movies across streaming apps/sites such as Hulu, and Netflix, among others.

With the festive season fast approaching, here are some of the documentaries that would entertain and keep you glued to your TV sets.

God Forbid

Featuring deceit and hypocrisy in the lives of a Christian community, the scandal that brought down a dynasty is about a pool boy who finds himself in a scandalous affair with a prominent family in the church community.

God forbid poster as illustrated by Hulu. PHOTO/Hulu

Our Father

This documentary features a story about a former Indianapolis-based fertility doctor, Donald Cline who gets involved in a fertility fraud case after he is accused of using his own sperm to impregnate several unsuspecting patients.

Our father as illustrated by Netflix. PHOTO/Netflix

Jeffrey Dahmer

This American serial killer story is about a sex offender and a serial killer who murdered seventeen men between 1978 and 1991. The murders nearly went undetected for nearly a decade.

Jeffery Dahmer. PHOTO/Youtube


This documentary features the rise and fall of a multi-billion dollar biotech startup headed by Elizabeth Holmes.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. PHOTO/Courtesy

Holmes created an Edison kit which she claimed could detect conditions such as cancer and diabetes with a single drop of blood.

It was later discovered that the kit was non-functional as claimed. Holmes was sentenced to 11 years in prison.


Enron is about one of the biggest bankruptcy filings in the history of the United States and the world. The scandal generated much debate as well as legislation designed to improve accounting standards and practices, with long-lasting repercussions in the financial world.

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