Ben Fatto Bene (Well made: well done)

This documentary was an initiative of the Italian Social Welfare Organisation of Wollongong (It.So.Wel.) which aims to increase the wellbeing of the ageing Italian-Australian community and the promotion of its heritage and culture.

The Italian-Australian community is ageing rapidly and their biggest issues are isolation and frail health. How do these elderly people spend their days? What skills did they learn when they were growing up in Italy? Did they use these skills in Australia? The documentary is the story of seven people who have left their mark on the Illawarra through their talents and skills to create the fabric of the multicultural society in which we live.

The project was made possible through the support of the Community Relations Commission of NSW.