Knapsack wrote:The video production element is credited to Laura Poitras. I'd never heard of her before--I'll let Wickedpedia enlighten us:In February 2010, Poitras won the "True Vision Award" at the True/False Film Festival. The award is for filmmakers whose work shows a dedication to the creative advancement of the art of nonfiction film making. In spring 2012 Poitras took an active part in the three month exposition of Whitney Biennial exhibition of contemporary American art. On October 2, 2012, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that that Poitras was chosen as one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2012. 
Ahh, now things are making sense. She won an award in the True/False Film Festival for her creative advancement of the art of nonfiction film making. We see she's being rewarded for her fakery efforts with her $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship.
Why are you so sure Laura Poitras is a real person, when she easily could be just another layer of the simulation with a 'believable' backstory intended to confuse the public? The forensic analysis of her doesn't exactly make her seem real.