Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

Martha Jane is a tenacious 12-year-old who, if she had her way, would gallop through life on horseback. She is strong, courageous and… a girl, which, in the Wild West era, means one thing: adventures are not for her. But then again, who said they aren’t?

As Martha Jane sets out on a journey across America with her family and other settlers, she cannot even imagine how many new experiences lie ahead.  For now, though, she spends her days looking after her siblings. That is until an unexpected accident changes the course of events, as someone has to replace Martha Jane’s father and take up the reins of their carriage. She secretly teaches herself to lasso and ride a horse, which is not to everyone’s liking. When a misunderstanding breaks out in the camp, Martha Jane decides to run away to prove herself. She embarks on a journey full of danger, unexpected trouble and… lots of adventures! Can she overcome all obstacles? Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary is an exciting tale of pluck, overcoming prejudice and chasing your dreams with a lasso and not letting them slip away.

Did you know that…

• … Calamity Jane is a real historical figure?

Original title Jane Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary 

Country France / Denmark

Year 2020

Director Rémi Chayé 

Run Time 82 min

Genre Animation

Dubbing / English subtitles

Recommended for ages 9 and up