For those living in the Washington D.C. area and interested in the arts, you might be interested in the film fest D.C. A Washington D.C. Film Festival.
I assume those who have been living in D.C. longer than I have (i have been here only a few months really) would be more familiar with it.
This year, the festival is showing an Iraqi documentary called "Iraq in Fragments" and a Lebanese documentary called "Bosta." Both are a must see! as i was told.
My sister had a chance to watch Bosta in Lebanon last year and apparently it was a great hit. Below is a link to the description of the movie on the film fest website.
Find also a description of the documentary on Iraq on its website. "Iraq in Fragments" is also being shown this month at the San Francisco International Film Festival in San Francisco, Ivy Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, True/False West in Wellingham, Washington State and at the Istanbul International Film Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.
Other documentaries in the film fest you might be interested in are the myriad of movies on the role of Hip Hop around the world. If you look hard enough you will even find a little something on Palestinian Hip Hop.