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Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! is a 1976 independent film directed by and starring Efraín Gutiérrez and written by Sabino Garza. It is considered to be the first Chicano feature film.[1]

Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!
Directed byEfraín Gutiérrez
Written bySabino Garza
StarringEfraín Gutiérrez
Release date
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish, Spanish

Please, Don't Bury Me Alive! was considered lost until it was "re-discovered" by University of California, Los Angeles professor Chon Noriega in 1996. Noriega, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center then restored and re-released the film.[2]

In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[3]



  1. ^ "2014 additions to National Film Registry". CBS News. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ Hueso, Noela. "Film rescued by UCLA prof makes the National Film Registry". UCLA Newsroom. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry". Library of Congress. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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