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Please, Don't Bury Me Alive!

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 by Efraín Gutiérrez
Written by Sabino Garza
Starring Efraín Gutiérrez
Release date
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English, Spanish
Budget $60,000

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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