The film ETHICANA™ offers a dramatization of corruption in the global engineering and construction industry. The training program was created to promote more ethical decision-making among professionals in those fields. The film portrays not only how to avoid falling prey to corruption, but also how to have the moral courage to expose it. The 42-minute film and its companion education and training materials are part of a concerted effort to reduce worldwide corruption in the engineering and construction industry. The program was developed for compliance officers and educators and is targeted toward contractors, governments, financial institutions, equipment providers, and consulting firms in engineering, architecture, construction, and management. It is ideal for corporate training and university instruction.
In addition to English captions for the hearing impaired, ETHICANA™ is subtitled in 28 other languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
The Global Anti-Corruption Education and Training (ACET) initiative, which produced ETHICANA™, was conceived by William P. Henry and directed by Jimmy H. Smith. Leadership for the video project and co-executive producers included William P. Henry, Arthur Fox, Robert Crist, Howard Schirmer, Jr., Steven Nichols, Wendy Hallgren, Carl Skooglund, Lee Tashjian, and Michael Sanio. Technical advisers included Joseph Manous, Kamel Ayadi, and 47 others. The assistance of engineering and construction firms, development banks, and engineering societies helped create this global anti-corruption project.