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I want to refer to the fact that most of a video’s content is Arabic poems. Is it correct to write: an Arabic-poems-based video? Or should it be an Arabic-poetry-based video, for example? Or is the idea of forming the adj. this way entirely wrong?

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Although a concatenation of nouns is grammatical, it is not the idiomatic choice here. You'd want to put the information about the Arabic poems in a relative clause:

It is a video based on Arabic poems.

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