"Alex" - Episode 2

The second episode of our animated video "Alex". The world says Alex is lazy... but is he really?

(Subtitles available in Greek, French, German, Polish and Spanish!) 

What's this video really about?

We're taking aim at the Euro-crisis stereotype of the lazy Greek. As before, Alex is a metaphor for the Greek people, while Europa represents the EU average for statistical purposes.

Sources for statistics

In the video we cite various statistics to look at whether Alex really is lazy. You can find them below, together with the lines in the script that refer to them:

"Europa works hard… but Alex actually works two hours a week more" (Source: Eurostat)
"Europa gets two days more annual holiday than Alex does" (Source: Eurostat)
"And she will retire three years before Alex will" (Sources: Eurostat / Reuters)
"Alex gets paid a third less than Europa" (Source: Eurostat)
"Yet things cost the same for both of them" (Source: Eurostat)

"Alex" episode 2 was released on May 8, 2013. You can watch the first episode here.

Alex will be back :).