On October 15, 2020, Colin Gunckel participated in a screening of the first Chicano feature film, Please, Don't Bury Me Alive (1976) at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Considered the first Chicano feature, Efraín Gutiérrez’s landmark independent film offers an in-depth look at 1970s-era South Texas Chicano culture, as its central character questions his place in a society that undervalues Latinos, so many of whom have been killed in the Vietnam War. The event included a Q and A with the film's director, Efrain Gutierrez, that was moderated by Gunckel and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Director and Professor Chon Noriega.