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When Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda film “Triumph of the Will” was screened at the 1935 Venice Biennale, it earned the director an award. But another propaganda film was shown at the same biennial, one that also made clever use of cinematic aesthetics to propound an ideological message. That film was “Labor” ‏(“Avoda”‏), a Zionist film produced by the United...